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  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
  • Boom operators help develop new KC-46 system

    Earlier this year in Everett, Washington, workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.   Going forward in the test program, the KC-46 will complete a
  • Reservists’ civilian experience proves vital to new aircraft programs

    When it comes to accomplishing the mission, it’s not uncommon for the civilian work experience of Citizen Airmen to play as vital of a role as their military experience. This is certainly the case for Lt. Col. Robert Latka and other Reservists supporting the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Air Force holds KC-46 public meeting

    Air Force officials held a KC-46A scoping meeting April 21 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, where the public and interested state and federal agencies were invited to ask questions and provide feedback regarding the process of choosing a Reserve-led KC-46A third main operating base, or MOB 3. The preferred alternative location for the KC-46A MOB 3
  • McConnell refueling group to gain wing status

    The Air Force will redesignate the 931st Air Refueling Group as a wing in an official ceremony in early 2016.The newly designated 931st Air Refueling Wing will grow by nearly 400 personnel to meet the needs of the wing.The wing designation will also establish the 931st Operations Group, the 931st Maintenance Group, and the 931st Force Support
  • Westover not chosen as preferred KC-46A base

    Air Force officials announced Thursday that Westover is no longer a prime candidate to be the first reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has now been slotted as the preferred base. The KC-46s are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Westover ARB, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Grissom ARB,
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