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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III thanks his family during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 2016.  Welsh has served as the 20th chief of staff since 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts) Air Force bids farewell to Welsh
Stealing a moment of silence, looking into the eyes of his wife, he takes a deep breath and prepares for what’s to come. Standing tall and proud, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III walks into a hangar in front of hundreds of onlookers, all there to bid him farewell.
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Default Air Force Logo Welsh releases 2016 reading list
The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13.
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(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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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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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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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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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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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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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C., as Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joesph F. Dunford Jr., looks on. Other service leaders present during the hearing were Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration
During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.
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