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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policiesOpen in a New Window

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted Airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports.

 

Air Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonusesOpen in a New Window

The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program.

 

Around the Air Force: Vice Chief’s Challenge/Promotion ChangesOpen in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force the Vice Chief’s Challenge encourages innovation, and certain requirements for enlisted promotions have changed.

 

Air Force Research Laboratory, partnered with Wright Brothers Institute, announce International “Swarm and Search AI Challenge”Open in a New Window

The Air Force Research Laboratory, United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or DSTL, in collaboration with Wright Brothers Institute and University of Dayton Research Institute, announced, the “Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack.” The challenge will explore new, efficient and resilient ways to plan complex unmanned aerial systems search and rescue missions. Concurrent challenges in the U.S. and the U.K. will conclude with a final showdown taking place March 29 - 31, 2019.

 

Remembering a legend: Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Col. Joe JacksonOpen in a New Window

Nearly 50 years after receiving the Medal of Honor, Air Force legend Col. Joe M. Jackson passed away Jan. 12, 2019, at the age of 95.
Retired Col. Joe Jackson poses with a permanent Medal of Honor display March 24, 2015, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

 

CSAF lauds combat RPA innovationOpen in a New Window

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Creech Air Force Base to meet with 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen, Jan. 15.
This marked his second time visiting the base in 12 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen)

 

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 Raptor aerial refueling

 

Special Warfare TISC opens doors to solve tomorrow’s problems, dedicated to ST founderOpen in a New Window

The Special Warfare Technical Integration Support Center opened its doors during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Jan. 11, as the newly named Col. John T. Carney Center of Excellence.
The Special Warfare Technical Integration Support Center opened its doors during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Jan. 11, 2018.

 

World War II fighter pilot, PTSD advocate laid to rest at Arlington CemeteryOpen in a New Window

Capt Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.
Capt Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, at Arlington Cemetery, Va.

 

Inaugural Vice Chief’s Challenge seeks game-changing innovationsOpen in a New Window

The Air Force is continuing to look to its Airmen to create innovative solutions to the service’s trickiest challenges, this time specifically seeking their help to improve multi-domain operations.
Vice Chief's Challenge graphic

 

$40M available for start-ups, small businesses through Air Force Pitch DayOpen in a New Window

The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.
$40M available for start-ups, small businesses through Air Force Pitch Day

 

Embracing change: 55th CG builds Developmental Program, Warhawk Thinking FacilityOpen in a New Window

Through the collective efforts of its group and squadrons’ leadership, the 55th Communications Group stood up a new development program in order to ease the career field’s pivot from traditional information technology to cyber defense operations.
A 55th Communication Group member writes binary Oct. 22, 2019 in the Warkhawk Thinking Facility (WTF) at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

 

AF Year 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 annual feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Service members of the joint forces honor guard provide military honors during the departure of former President George H. W. Bush

 

Around the Air Force: Pitch Day, Space Flag, ANG RescueOpen in a New Window

On this look Around the Air Force “Pitch Day” will give small businesses and startups a fast track to partner with the Air Force, Space Flag tests warfighting capability, and the Alaskan Air National Guard rescues three civilians.

 

Air Force accepts KC-46AOpen in a New Window

The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10.
KC-46 refueling F-15E

 

Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to GuatemalaOpen in a New Window

Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Guatemala City yesterday.
Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to Guatemala

 

AF-wide lodging rate increase effective Jan. 1Open in a New Window

Effective Jan. 1, the Air Force Lodging Program has increased nightly lodging rates service-wide in support of Department of Defense reform objectives to make business operations more efficient and provide Airmen with an improved lodging experience.

 

Squadron innovation funds drive 3D runway surface scanning, re-creation effortOpen in a New Window

An innovative effort at the Landing Gear Test Facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, aims to improve the way the Air Force evaluates the impact of runway friction on aircraft tire wear.
The 704th Test Group, Aerospace Survivability and Safety Office, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has received $23,000 as part of the Squadron Innovation Funds provided by the Air Force Material Command. This funding is being used to further develop the unit’s 3D Runway Surface Scanning and Surface Re-Creation project at the Landing Gear Test Facility. Above is one example of U.S Air Force concrete runway texture. This particular image is of the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, runway with various aggregate sizes and surface texture. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

Goldfein highlights professionalism, accomplishments of Airmen during trip to the Middle East, Southwest AsiaOpen in a New Window

During an extended trip to Jordan, Qatar, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan over the Christmas holiday, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein found another – but different – consistent truth: an unblinking focus on the mission coupled with dedication and professionalism.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein stands for a photo with Airmen at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2018. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Airmen throughout U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility to offer guidance, thanks, and listen to Airmen’s stories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

 

Arkansas Airman fixes hospital equipment in GuatemalaOpen in a New Window

Throughout a week-long medical readiness training exercise, 30 Airmen from the 189th Airlift Wing and 188th Wing saw more than 2,000 patients. While that number is a feat in itself, one Airman used his knowledge to support the local community in a different way.
Master Sgt. Colton Guilliams, the 189th Medical Group noncommissioned officer in charge of public health, troubleshoots one of the three ventilators brought in from the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Guilliams is a drill status Guard member who works as a biomedical technician in his civilian capacity.

 

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