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Contracts for December 10, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:00pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:34am
The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:00am
In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer for strategic systems positions into a single two-star (O-8) position.

60 years later: Still the fastest man on earth

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:39am
On Dec. 10, 1954, Col. John P. Stapp propelled down the Holloman High Speed Test Track here aboard the Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1 at a rate of 632 miles per hour, earning the title "The Fastest Man on Earth."

60 years later: Earning the title 'the fastest man on earth'

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:39am
On Dec. 10, 1954, Col. John P. Stapp propelled down the Holloman High Speed Test Track here aboard the Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1 at a rate of 632 miles per hour, earning the title "The Fastest Man on Earth."

MAJOR GENERAL JAMES N. POST III

AF Bios - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:05am
Maj. Gen. James N. Post is Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.  He assists the Commander in organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime

Contracts for December 09, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:03pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

AF News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:36pm
With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership.

Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Space and Technology - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:27pm
The AWAC 40/45 program office is delivering, and potentially accelerating, critical upgrades to the service's primary platform.

Falcons to face Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

AF News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:31am
The Air Force Falcons accepted a bid to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20, in Boise, Idaho, against Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Gen. Hyten: Future of AF is air, space, cyberspace integration

AF News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:18am
The commander of Air Force Space Command talked about the fundamental relationship between space operations and everyday life – not only for the military, but for the American people – during a breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club, Dec. 5.

Gen. Dempsey, celebrities visit Airmen during USO holiday tour

AF News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:18am
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, during a USO holiday troop visit Dec. 8.

MAJOR GENERAL J. MARCUS HICKS

AF Bios - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:58am
Maj. Gen. J. Marcus Hicks is the Director of Operations, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command. General Hicks is responsible for implementing and directing operational command policy for AFSOC's worldwide special operations units including 16,000 personnel, 212 aircraft and $14.4 billion of assets.General Hicks received his commission

BRIGADIER GENERAL BRIAN T. KELLY

AF Bios - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:39pm
Brig. Gen. Brian T. Kelly is the Director of Military Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for establishing force management policies for more than 500,000 Air Force military personnel. These policies guide the accession, assignment,

Contracts for December 08, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:00pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Remains of missing Airman in Guam confirmed

AF News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:14am
Leadership from the 2nd Bomb Wing confirmed the loss of Airman Alec Dye during a press briefing here Dec. 6.

15th Wing honors survivors, families of Pearl Harbor victims

AF News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:49am
The 15th Wing hosted the 73rd Remembrance Ceremony here at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time, Dec. 7, in commemoration of the fatal attacks on Hickam Field in 1941.

JAMES A. DUNN

AF Bios - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:00pm
James A. Dunn is the Deputy Director, Requirements, Directorate of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The directorate is responsible for all functions relating to the combat air force’s weapon systems acquisition, modernization, sustainment, and test of over 100 programs, while

GPS analysts bridge gap between launch, orbit

Space and Technology - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00am
As the Air Force continues to upgrade its most recognizable space constellation, a small team is busy testing and evaluating, and ensuring that each spacecraft is ready to begin its job of providing position, navigation, and timing to more than 3 billion worldwide users.
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