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  • AF selects first enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk pilot training

    The Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick.
  • AF announces total force award

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the annual General Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award during a retirement dinner held in honor of the award’s namesake in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016.This new Air Force-level award will be presented to the service’s top total force team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits Grissom

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James met with 434th AirRefueling Wing Airmen and leadership during a visit to Grissom Air Reserve Base,Ind., Dec. 15-16.During the visit, the Secretary learned about thebase's history and gained a more in-depth understanding of Grissom's missioncapabilities and the local communities that support the base."My
  • 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.
  • AF Reserve Command presents painting to SecAF

    The Air Force Reserve Command presented Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James with a painting “That Others May Live” during the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 14.
  • 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.
  • AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

    In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.
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