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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.
  • JB Charleston executes full-spectrum readiness exercise

    The 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing teamed up for a total force rapid mobility exercise Nov. 12-17, 2018. The exercise focused on total force readiness, mobilization, base defense and quick-response airlift capabilities, according to Col. Rockie Wilson, 628th Mission Support Group commander and leader of one of the exercise’s simulated air expeditionary groups.
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • Air Force leaders say increased funding is improving readiness

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein thanked Congress for providing the resources necessary to restore the service’s readiness while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Oct. 10.
  • DoD on track to rebuild, restore military

    The Bipartisan Budget Act will lift the spending caps for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, allowing the Defense Department to provide necessary funding to modernize the U.S. military, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said.
  • Active-duty positions added for Guard, Reserve pilots

    Air National Guard and Reserve pilots now have 20 more opportunities to fly in order to augment active duty chronic vacancies across the force.
  • Andrews Reserve wing tests response capabilities

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing participated in a Nuclear Operations Readiness Exercise here during the August Unit Training Assembly. The exercise tested the wing’s capability to respond and react to a real-world threat and provided more than 400 wing members the training required to fulfill the mission.Chief Master Sgt. Bobby Robinson,
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