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  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • Department of the Air Force approves special leave accrual for fiscal year 2021

    Air Force and Space Force members performing active service, and Reserve and Guard Airmen on Title 10 or Title 32 orders, can now accrue up to 120 days of annual leave for fiscal year 2021 instead of the typical 60 days of leave.
  • Senate confirms Gina Ortiz Jones to be Air Force Under Secretary

    In explaining the basis for choosing Jones, the White House highlighted that she was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program while a student at Boston University and “has spent her career working to protect U.S. economic and national security.”
  • DAF announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2021

    An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • With its promise and performance confirmed, ABMS moves to a new phase

    After 18 months exploring new ways to better connect the joint force alongside a growing cadre of industry partners, the Department of the Air Force is ready to move ABMS from the drawing board into the hands of warfighters.
  • Empowered Airmen accelerate change across Air Force

    Innovation and a forward-looking mindset have long been key aspects of Air Force culture.
  • Gladiators gather for 2021 Leadership Summit

    Gladiators in the 960th Cyberspace Wing gathered here and virtually April 26-30, to participate in the 2021 Leadership Summit. Over the course of four days, participants had opportunities to listen, interact and ask questions of keynote speakers, cyberspace leaders and each other.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. recently signed perhaps the most sweeping change of Air Force basic doctrine in the service’s history, marking a major milestone in the service’s strategic approach to “Accelerate Change or Lose.”
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