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Goldfein honors 2019 Cadet of the YearOpen in a New Window

On Oct. 22, 2nd Lt. Kirsten Cullinan made her own substantial mark, by being honored as the 2019 Cadet of the Year by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein (left) posed for a photo with 2019 Cadet of the Year, 2nd Lt. Kirsten Cullinan, and Jonathan Elwes of the Royal Air Squadron Oct. 22, 2019, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. (Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)

 

Air Force formalizes officer developmental categories, effective March O-5 boardOpen in a New Window

Air Force officials reconfigured the single Line of the Air Force category, enhancing the officer talent management system and enabling tailored and agile development.

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from RAF Fairford

 

Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretaryOpen in a New Window

The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
Barbara Barrett was easily confirmed by the Senate Oct. 16, to be the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. As an experienced pilot, former ambassador and senior government official, Barrett was praised for her wide experience and long history with aviation and the United States military. (U.S. Air Force file photo by Wayne Clark)

 

Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilitiesOpen in a New Window

Sixteenth Air Force activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Oct. 11, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare and information operations.
Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh (right) assumes command of Sixteenth Air Force from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, during the Sixteenth Air Force Assumption of Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 11, 2019. Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Air Forces were inactivated during the ceremony to integrate into the new information warfare Numbered Air Force. Sixteenth Air Force is responsible for providing IW capabilities to combatant commanders with the speed to match today’s technological environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann)

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Tech. Sgt. looks out over Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

Chief Data Office announces capabilities for the VAULT Data PlatformOpen in a New Window

The VAULT Platform now has a set of tools to support a full lifecycle of data exploitation activities. It is now possible to ingest data, manage storage, manage metadata, manipulate, cleanse and experiment with data and visualize analytics results.

 

Tyndall AFB continues rebuild effort one year after Hurricane MichaelOpen in a New Window

Hurricane Michael hit the coastline and surrounding areas of Tyndall Air Force Base, Mexico Beach and Panama City Oct. 10, 2018, a year later the base is rebuilding and preparing to take on a new mission consistent with the long-range goals of the Air Force.
Tyndall innovators restore air operations

 

AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technologyOpen in a New Window

With SHARK, sensors are embedded into shirts to transmit key metrics including heart rate and estimated core temperature from smartphones to a server the system allows instructors to monitor the data in real-time and issues alerts for heart rate spikes and significant increases in temperature.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Logan Hawke, a pilot assigned to the 16th Airlift Squadron, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William Davis and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Randall Moss, loadmasters assigned to the 16th Airlift Squadron, communicate with rescue forces with a radio during a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape exercise August 21, 2019, in North, South Carolina. SERE specialists assigned to the 437th Operations Support Squadron conducted this exercise in order to identify potential areas of improvement in both SERE training and equipment provided to aircrew in case of a potential isolating event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan)

 

F-16 crashes near Spangdahlem AB, pilot OKOpen in a New Window

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Oct. 8 at about 3 p.m. CEST, near Zemmer, Germany, during a routine training sortie.
The training event exhibited the 52nd Fighter Wing's ability to generate large number of aircraft, and is an effective deterrent to threats by demonstrating a show of force.

 

Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness MonthOpen in a New Window

The awareness month is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, along with the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners. It is up to the total force to stay vigilant, keep learning and be ready for any potential cyber threat.
Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches

 

DoD, industry collaboration part of Spark Collider 2.0Open in a New Window

The event, dubbed Spark Collider 2.0, invited representatives from Silicon Valley-based tech firms onto Travis AFB with the interest of gleaning firsthand accounts of specific problems facing the base and finding ways in which their companies’ resources could help to solve the problems.
A gaggle of civilians and military members are silhouetted against the bright sunlight outside of the C-5M Super Galaxy in which they currently stand

 

Air Force joins other services to address military privatized housingOpen in a New Window

The Air Force is working on numerous initiatives to address the health, safety and quality concerns of service members and their families living in privatized housing. These initiatives are grouped along five major lines of effort.

 

CSAF charts Air Force defender way forward in Year of Integrated Base DefenseOpen in a New Window

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed security forces defenders, past and present, at the 33rd Air Force Security Forces Association national meeting banquet in San Antonio, Sept. 28, 2019.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to members of the 343rd Training Squadron who made up the honor guard at the Air Force Security Forces Association banquet Sept. 28, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Raymond outlines ambitious US space activities, embraces Space Force as a new, separate military branchOpen in a New Window

“We’re planning for a Space Force. We need a Space Force. Our nation needs a Space Force,” Raymond said in remarks at a Mitchell Institute breakfast on Capitol Hill attended by influential members of Congress and staff as well as defense analysts, industry officials and media.

 

AF Week in PhotosOpen in a New Window

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conduct a combat air patrol mission

 

Midnight Sun Guardians participate in Gobi Wolf 2019Open in a New Window

The Mongolia National Emergency Management Administration, Mongolian Armed Forces and local Mongolian agencies partnered with their U.S. counterparts, including Airmen from the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, in Sainshand, Mongolia, during exercise Gobi Wolf 2019. The exercise centered around a simulated response to a catastrophic earthquake in Dornogovi Province.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Liana Chythlook, assigned to the 176th Medical Group, Alaska Air National Guard, and Mongolian translator, N. Gantuya, explain a medical scenario Sept. 20, 2019, during Gobi Wolf 2019 in Sainshand, Mongolia. GW 19 was hosted by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and Mongolian Armed Forces as part of the United States Army Pacific's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief "Pacific Resilience" series. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard/Released)

 

DLA national account managers adapt to Air Force goalsOpen in a New Window

DLA’s seven-member Air Force National Account Manager team works with logisticians and planners at Air Force headquarters to increase service readiness.
Tech Sgt. Nicole Finnegan, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of storage, showcases the supply facility to Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, 19th Air Force chief, in March at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. DLA’s Air Force NAM team helps Air Force logisticians obtain equipment and parts for various aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dow)

 

AETC hosts women's fly-in eventOpen in a New Window

The AETC Women’s Fly-In event recognized, valued and leveraged the differences and similarities which make the Air Force better and stronger--a diversity that is necessary to become a more lethal force.
An Air Education and Training Command Women’s Fly-In Event participant guides a young woman through a virtual reality