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Default Air Force Logo AF Reserve team among 6 Spark Tank finalists
An Air Force Reserve Command team is among the six finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders in the Spark Tank competition Feb. 23, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
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Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies a combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 17, 2015. During the sortie, the base’s first, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Lloyd) AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites
Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force continues to pursue total force integration
The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission requirements, an area Air Force senior leaders have been vocal about, expressing their desires to continue to expand total force integration.
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Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, the Air National Guard director, answers questions with fellow major command panelists during a Q-and-A session at Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)  Time with MAJCOM commanders at the four-star forum
Members of the Air Force, Air Force Association and defense industry were invited to a Q-and-A session with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James M. Cody and several major command commanders during a four-star forum at the AFA Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C.
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Scott Van Cleef, the chairman of the board for the Air Force Association, relays questions from the crowd to senior leaders from the active-duty, Guard and Reserve components about the total force, during the AFA’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15. The conference and exposition brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) AF leadership talks total force
Members of senior leadership from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, as well as the principal deputy to the secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, convened for a discussion panel regarding the status of the total force at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C.
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Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clark III, far left, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, to answer questions pertaining to the fiscal year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. National Guard and Reserve, in Washington, D.C., April 29, 2015. Among others, Clark testified before the Senate with Air Force Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. James Jackson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) Top military officials discuss FY16 budget
The chief of the Air Force Reserve and the director of the Air National Guard testified alongside the other services’ Reserve chiefs and Guard directors before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, April 29.
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