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Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1Open in a New Window

The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.

 

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.
F-22, F-35 fly over Emerald Coast

 

Barrett, Raymond speak with US astronaut ahead of historic launchOpen in a New Window

The conversation with Behnken, an Air Force colonel, came six days before the scheduled May 27 launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in Florida. The launch and the mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are significant because it is the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011 that a U.S.-manufactured rocket rising from a U.S. spaceport is taking astronauts into space.

 

Air Force update for COVID-19Open in a New Window

In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:

 

F-35 crashes at Eglin AFBOpen in a New Window

The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital for evaluation and monitoring.

 

Minot AFB showcases readiness during CSAF, CMSAF visitOpen in a New Window

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, May 14. The senior leaders saw how Minot AFB has remained mission-ready and resilient throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright learn about new innovations being made at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, May 14, 2020. Airmen at Team Minot, in the midst of a global pandemic, demonstrate the ever adapting ability of the Global Strikers to CSAF General Goldfein and CMSAF Wright during their visit to Minot Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesse Jenny)

 

AFRAMP enables rapid US-based production of PPE, medical suppliesOpen in a New Window

This initiative, which kicked off on April 10 as part of the Department of the Air Force Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force, is designed as a framework to keep the Air Force supply system independent of the civilian medical supply market.
An 11th Security Support Squadron member wears a mask received through a pilot initiative called the Air Force Rapid Agile Manufacturing Platform at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 15, 2020. The framework is designed to keep the Air Force supply system independent of the civilian medical market. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

 

Department of the Air Force expands potential basing locations for US Space Command HeadquartersOpen in a New Window

The revised approach considers the newly established U.S. Space Force emerging organizational structure and analyzes its effects on the limited number of highly specialized personnel and infrastructure required to support both the Space Force and Space Command.

 

F-22 crashes on Eglin AFB rangeOpen in a New Window

The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was transported to the 96th Medical Group hospital on Eglin AFB for evaluation and observation. He was listed in stable condition. The name of the pilot has not been released.

 

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.
Glowing inspection

 

Air Force creates new AFSC for operations research analyst officersOpen in a New Window

The change, which went into effect April 30, reflects the broader shift across the Air Force on the importance of information and data.
The torch portrays analytic thinking illuminating the commander before action.  The flames of the torch symbolize studies, analyses, and assessments.  The saber represents military action and refers to the heritage of Air Force Studies and Analysis, AF/SA, callsign Saber.  The torch and saber form an "X," representing (1) World War II bombing targets at the formation of Operations Research with the improvement of bomber effectiveness, (2) the variables involved in war, (3) the multiplication symbol portraying Operations Research Analyst as a force multiplier, and (4) the cross-functional nature and expertise of Operations Research.

 

Satellite hacking challenge shifts to fully virtual eventOpen in a New Window

Despite a transition to an all online event, the Air Force, Space Force, and DDS will continue partnering with DEF CON’s Aerospace Village to virtually showcase the team’s mission: build a diverse community committed to promoting and developing aerospace cybersecurity expertise and knowledge through positive collaboration among all stakeholders.

 

A passion for helping and leading: Nurse leads Air Force Medical ServiceOpen in a New Window

A profession that faces disease and trauma and requires long hours on their feet may deter some, but for nurses, this profession was chosen to serve and ensure the health of those who live in their communities.
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg

 

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.
Total Force Airmen demonstrate Alaskan airpower

 

CSAF visits BMT, thanks team for ‘fighting through’ COVID-19 responseOpen in a New Window

Basic military training, in addition to technical and flying training, has been deemed mission essential and vital to readiness.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein talks with an Airman after basic military training graduation May 7, 2020, at Joint San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

 

Gen. Brown testifies at CSAF confirmation hearingOpen in a New Window

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Air Force Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown expressed support Thursday for meeting the National Defense Strategy, for expanding to 386 squadrons, refining and modernizing joint warfighting capabilities while safeguarding “the well-being of our Airmen and families.”
Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown responds to a question, May 7, 2020 on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to consider his nomination to be the next Air Force chief of staff. Brown was nominated to become the 22nd chief of staff replacing Gen. David L. Goldfein. (C-Span video capture)

 

DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DoDOpen in a New Window

The Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF-ACT) executed a $126 million contract on May 1 for expanded production of N95 masks—26 million per month—starting in October. The contract, awarded to 3M, will increase the supply chain of N95 masks and resupply the Strategic National Stockpile following increased demand due to COVID-19.

 

DoD, Department of the Air Force take steps to protect military families moving during COVID-19Open in a New Window

Under the new standards, moving industry personnel must adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 health protection protocols while in the service member’s residence. That means moving personnel must wear face coverings, clean frequently touched surfaces and sanitize their hands often. They must also minimize the number of personnel at the member’s residence in order to meet social distancing requirements.

 

Magellan mobility allocation planning app gets an upgradeOpen in a New Window

Hosted on the Kessel Run platform, Magellan provides an electronic interface for operational planners to allocate mobility aircraft and their associated crews over several months, providing greater visibility and enabling them to de-conflict recurring missions and high-demand periods.

 

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.
Pair of Ellsworth B-1’s further demonstrate force employment model in Pacific