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Default Air Force Logo AF announces total force award
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the annual General Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award during a retirement dinner held in honor of the award’s namesake in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016.This new Air Force-level award will be presented to the service’s top total force team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational
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2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force reveals B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26 in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce FY 2017 budget force structure changes
Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget Feb. 12.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces stand up of Integrated Wing
The Air Force will stand up an Integrated Wing pilot program at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, according to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.
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2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James works the controls of a KC-135R Stratotanker simulator Dec. 16, 2015 during her visit to Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. During her visit she learned first-hand the mission and capabilities of the Hoosier Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota) Secretary of the Air Force visits Grissom
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James met with 434th AirRefueling Wing Airmen and leadership during a visit to Grissom Air Reserve Base,Ind., Dec. 15-16.During the visit, the Secretary learned about thebase's history and gained a more in-depth understanding of Grissom's missioncapabilities and the local communities that support the base."My
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2015
The F-35 Lightning II is still in the development phase, even as it's being delivered to the field and readied for combat operations. As engineers, operators and maintainers discover issues with the aircraft, corrections and fixes are made to current and future aircraft. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin) Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots
Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope.
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2015
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Maj. Warren Neary, the Air Force Space Command historian and an Air Force Art Program artist, unveil the painting “That Others May Live” during the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 2015. “That Others May Live” documents the rescue of Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL, in June 2005 by Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The rescue was dramatized in the movie “The Lone Survivor.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen) AF Reserve Command presents painting to SecAF
The Air Force Reserve Command presented Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James with a painting “That Others May Live” during the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 14.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo AF rolls out details to improve RPA mission
In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force rolled out more details of its plan to fix the problem in both the short and long term. The most recent initiatives include creating bonuses for RPA pilots of $15,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2016; placing some newly minted pilots in RPA squadrons beginning in August; and investing more than $100 million to buy more ground control stations, simulators and contract instructors.
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles
In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.
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2015
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