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Air dominance and the critical role of fifth-generation fighters

AF News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:30am
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13.


AF Bios - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:24am
Brigadier General Brook J. Leonard is the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Contracts For July 13, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:00pm
 CONTRACTS U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded a seven-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (H92222-16-D-0043) for the purchase of non-standard commercial vehicles in support of U.S. Special Operations Command.  This contract

KC-46 completes milestone by refueling fighter jet, cargo plane

AF News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:15pm
The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon and a C-17 Globemaster III July 8 and July 12, respectively, as part of a testing milestone.

Ogden complex delivers F-35s for units to reach combat readiness

AF News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:02am
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force's active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.

Contracts For July 12, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 2:02pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY American States Utility Services Inc., San Dimas, California, has been awarded a maximum $510,036,942 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for the ownership, operation and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  This was a competitive


AF Bios - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:15am
Brigadier General Michael Lutton is the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Contracts For July 11, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 2:00pm
ARMY General Dynamics – OTS Inc., Williston, Vermont, was awarded a $169,694,436 modification (P00025) to Foreign Military Sales contract W31P4Q-14-C-0154 (Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, Belgium) for Hydra rockets (M151 quantity 80,448; M255a1q: 40,000; M274: 101,952; M278: 3,715; M156: 7,200; Motors Mk66 Mod4:


AF Bios - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:11pm
Terri L. Dilly, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Assistant Auditor General, Operations and Support Directorate, Air Force Audit Agency, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph Texas.

Carter announces 560 US troops to deploy to Iraq

AF News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:18pm
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad on July 11. He commended them for the recent progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including the capture of a strategic airfield near the town of Qayyarah that will aid operations to free Mosul. Carter announced that the United States, in close coordination with the Iraqi government, will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq to build on that momentum.

Contracts For July 8, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY Net-Centric Enterprise Solutions, Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a multi-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum of $142,000,000. Contract S5121A-16-D-0001 supports Defense Contract Management Agency sustainment and modernization efforts for the overall lifecycle

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:10am
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Contracts For July 7, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded $1,509,856,423 for firm-fixed-price, incentive-firm target modification P00005 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-15-C-0004).  This modification provides components, parts, and materials for the
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