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  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

    Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance.
  • Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

    Air Force officials announced emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.
  • SecAF, CSAF recognize motivation of Total Force at 380th AEW

    The 380th AEW is in a unique position as the only wing in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility that supports all five Air Force core missions, said Goldfein. However, it is not just the diversity of mission sets that sets the wing apart. The 380th AEW is made up of approximately 25 percent Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members.
  • Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

    As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
  • SecAF visits 302nd AW

    Lt. Col. Kimberly MacPherson, the 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron director of operations and flight nurse, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson on the 302nd Airlift Wing’s capabilities and contributions to the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation mission. The secretary had the opportunity to view up-close a portable U.S. Forest
  • President nominates Wilson to become Air Force secretary

    President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23, that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force.
  • AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

    The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9.
  • AF issues implementation guidance for transgender Airmen

    Air Force officials released transgender implementation guidance Oct. 7 addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance.
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