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Hill AFB wins DOE award for energy efficiencyOpen in a New Window

The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation and the use of renewable energy technologies at federal facilities.
Construction of a new 3.55 MW solar array was completed June 2019 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The array feeds directly into the electric grid adding to the base's existing renewable energy prodcution capability and was one of several projects that contributed to the base's energy office earning the 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

 

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 F-35A Lightning II pilot prepares to taxi

 

AFRL licenses second technology to local firmOpen in a New Window

This marker, along with a second patent by Brott and his team involving infrared phosphor technology, has recently been licensed to Battle Sight Technologies, which expands to their existing collection of infrared technologies. This technology works similarly to the dials on a watch, absorbing ultraviolet light during the day and emitting an infrared light at night.
AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Assistant Chief Engineer, Dr. Larry Brott, displays infrared powder used to form pellets in the creation of infrared technologies for battlefield communication and training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donna Lindner)

 

Air Force selects 14,235 in 19E5/staff sergeant promotion cycleOpen in a New Window

The 19E5/staff sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force’s Personnel Center website Enlisted Promotions page, the Air Force Portal and myPers on Aug. 22, at 8 a.m. CDT.

 

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.
Pilots soar through the sky in T-38C Talon

 

Around the Air Force: Resiliency stand down / New GPS satelliteOpen in a New Window

In today's look around the Air Force Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright, talks about resiliency as the service announces a stand down day for all wings, and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, completes testing of a new satellite. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins)

 

Ollie Crawford: Air Force advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National CemeteryOpen in a New Window

Crawford died July 21 in San Antonio two days after turning 94 years old. Born on July 19, 1925, in Amarillo, Texas, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II at the age of 18 as an aviation student, earning his wings and commission in early 1945.
Nancy (left), surviving wife of Oliver "Ollie" Crawford, is presented the American flag by retired Lt. Gen. John Bradley Aug. 5, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "Ollie" passed away at the age of 94, on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

 

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 A-10 Thunderbolt II sits on the flight line

 

Around the Air Force: AF, Navy Arabian Gulf readiness / CSAF talks modern warfareOpen in a New Window

In this edition of Around the Air Force, F-15E Strike Eagles attached to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participated in an air operations exercise with the USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein speaks at Air and Space Power Conference 2019 in London.

 

Goldfein’s 10-day trip across northern Europe focuses on partners and ‘great power’ realitiesOpen in a New Window

But there also was an unmistakable subtext connecting the stops in Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Germany and Greenland. The thread was this: each country has valuable experience and insights for operating effectively in an age of great power competition. That reality can help the United States and its allies fine-tune strategies for deterring – and if necessary, defeating – Russia and China.

 

CSAF visits GreenlandOpen in a New Window

Thule AFB supports three diverse mission sets: tactical warning of potential ballistic missile attacks against the United States and Canada as part of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System; providing space situational awareness by tracking manmade objects in orbit; and satellite command and control.
The 21st Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein, signs the 821st Security Forces Squadron’s Defender wall during his visit to Thule Air Base, Greenland July 20, 2019. Thule AB was the last stop of a 10-day visit with allies and partners in Europe including Estonia, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany and Greenland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

 

Strike Eagles participate in joint integration exercise with NavyOpen in a New Window

The F-15E Strike Eagles are based out of Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, while the USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) is assigned to Commander Task Force-55 and the P-3C Orion is assigned to the CTF-57 based out of Bahrain.
Two F-15E Strike Eagles fly over the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) during during an Aircraft Operations in Maritime and Surface Warfare exercise, July 24, 2019. Gonzalez is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell Anderson/Released)

 

Air Force chief scientists see Alaska as "central"Open in a New Window

"Alaska is home to the most amazing scientific facilities in the country, and is a very important place in terms of national defense," Joseph said. "The Arctic region is becoming increasingly important, and central to defense of our homeland."
A researcher from the Permafrost Research Tunnel Facility in Fox, Alaska, demonstrates changing permafrost features to members of the U.S. Air Force Chief Scientist’s Group during a visit July 22, 2019. The Air Force scientists visited Alaska to tour facilities relevant to the Arctic, missile defense, and operational missions of the Joint Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Peter Shinn)

 

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.
2023 basic cadets complete the assault course

 

Pilot Prep Program: 'Right answer for the Air Force'Open in a New Window

The new Air Force initiative to fill the need for military pilots was forged by Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Short, director of the Aircrew Crisis Task Force at the Pentagon. It’s one of many Total Force partnerships between the Air Force and its longtime auxiliary, CAP.
Lt. Col. Ken Curell (center) of CAP’s Ohio Wing is flanked by two Pilot Prep Program students – Air Force 1st Lts. Sherry Meadows, assigned to Aviano Air Base, Italy, and Makenna Elliott, assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (Civil Air Patrol photo by Ron Olienyk)

 

Donovan visits the ‘World’s Premier Gateway to Space’Open in a New Window

50 years after the U.S. first put man on the moon, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan – along with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, NASA employees and thousands watching across the world – looked back on this historic moment at the Apollo 11 anniversary event at the Kennedy Space Center.
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan is shown United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket on Space Launch Complex-37 on July 19, 2019, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Donovan visited the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to become more familiar with space launch operations and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jared Trimarchi)

 

Air Force announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019Open in a New Window

An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.

 

Oliver Ray Crawford: fierce, effective Air Force advocate dies at 94Open in a New Window

A lawyer who spent 13 years in the Air Force Reserves, Oliver Ray Crawford was a charter member of the Air Force Association. In 1989, he was named the organization’s Man of the Year and went on to serve as AFA president for two years in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Following his tenure as president, Crawford served two additional years as chair of the AFA board.

 

CSAF visits Spangdahlem ABOpen in a New Window

Goldfein attended a luncheon at the base dining facility with squadron commanders and superintendents from the 52nd Fighter Wing before meeting with all Sabers to discuss ongoing Air Force initiatives and the base’s significance in the overall Air Force mission.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to members of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahelm Air Base, Germany, July 19, 2019. Goldfein reminded Airmen of the importance of a healthy work-life balance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Cope)

 

Donovan visits B-21, X-37B facilities, L3 Harris TechnologiesOpen in a New Window

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Design and Development Headquarters and the Kennedy Space Center to review the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Processing Facility, as well as the newly merged L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.

 

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