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KENNETH A. WILLIAMS JR.

AF Bios - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:12am
Mr. Kenneth A. Williams Jr., a Defense Intelligence Senior Level executive, is the Senior Program and Technical Adviser, Headquarters 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  Mr. Williams functions as the Director of Staff and advises the Commander, Vice Commander and Executive Director on a broad range of operational issues

KATHLEEN I. FERGUSON

AF Bios - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:34am
Kathleen I. Ferguson, is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets for installations, energy, environment, safety and

LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM J. BENDER

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:49pm
Lt. Gen. William J. Bender is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Bender leads three directorates and supports 54,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He has overall

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT N. POLUMBO

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:25pm
Brig. Gen. Robert N. Polumbo is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Twelth Air Force ensures the readiness of eight active duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations, and oversees 17

MAJOR GENERAL JOHN N.T. "JACK" SHANAHAN

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:02pm
Maj. Gen. John N.T. "Jack" Shanahan is the Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Shanahan is responsible for over 26,000 personnel conducting the following operations: multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources; electronic warfare; strategic

DOMINIC F. POHL

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:29pm
Mr. Dominic Pohl, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES), is the Executive Director, 25th Air Force. Mr. Pohl assists the commander in reviewing, evaluating and formulating policies, concepts and objectives governing the mission of the globally-dispersed numbered air force. The 25th Air Force conducts the following

A love story: healing the wounded warrior

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:55pm
He was a young Air Force officer healing from a recent trauma and she was a dedicated single mother of two. Whether it was friends or fate that first brought them together, neither would have suspected that their chance meeting in Florida would be the key to his recovery. Their introduction to each other was unlikely – not due to the events of the day they met, but of one roughly six months earlier, when Capt. Mitch Kieffer lay in a hospital bed in Iraq about to be medically evacuated to the states...

F-22 Raptor brings unique capabilities to the coalition fight against ISIL

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:04pm
The Air Force’s fifth generation fighter, the F-22 Raptor made its combat debut with its first strike on enemy ground targets in the fight against, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the most recent joint coalition campaign.

Contracts for September 29, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:03pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Global Strike provides deterrence for the modern era

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:20pm
The Air Force recently demonstrated its nuclear deterrence and power projection capabilities through a coordinated display of strategic combat power. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen -- responsible for two legs of the nation's nuclear triad -- conducted the demonstrations, which included participation in a large combined forces exercise in the Pacific...

Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:06pm
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

Space and Technology - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:06pm
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

AF starts with clean sweep in sitting volleyball

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:52pm
Competition began Sept. 28 at the 2014 Warrior Games with four games of sitting volleyball to start the round-robin tournament at the U.S. Olympic Training Center's Sports Centers 1 and 2. Air Force made it a clean sweep of their back-to-back games. The first game against Army provided a close competition as the Air Force won 2-1 (25-22, 17-25, 15-13). In the second game, facing-off against Special Operations, Air Force made it a quick 2-0 win (25-12, 25-16).

BRIGADIER GENERAL STEPHEN W. OLIVER JR.

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:04am
Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Oliver, Jr. is the Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany.  In this capacity, General Oliver assists the Director in crafting policy and strategy; developing theater  campaign, operational and  force posture plans; integrating international and African partner military

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT I. MILLER

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:50am
Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller is the Director, Education and Training, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia; and Commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which oversees 49 separate basic and advanced Army, Navy and Air Force enlisted medical courses of study, and graduates over 20,000

19th AF activates under AETC

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:07am
The Air Education and Training Command will re-activate a streamlined 19th Air Force Oct. 1, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Airmen deliver Ebola treatment facility to West Africa

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:17am
Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, partnered with representatives from the U.S. Public Health Service Sept. 26, to deliver a modular medical treatment center, as part of a government-wide effort to support humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations.

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT J. SKINNER

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:17am
Brig. Gen. Robert J. Skinner is the Defense Information Systems Agency Chief of Staff.  General Skinner is responsible for coordinating the efforts of a 7,300-member organization and the management of a 10-billion-dollar-plus budget.  He directs staff efforts to provide effective global command, control and combat support systems for the President,

GORDON O. TANNER

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:45am
Gordon O. Tanner is the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Air Force and Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics Official for the Air Force in Washington, D.C. In this role, he provides oversight, guidance and direction for legal advice provided by more than 2,600 Department of the Air Force military and civilian lawyers worldwide.Prior to

ARTHUR G. HATCHER, JR.

AF Bios - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:14pm
Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Mr. Hatcher leads a staff managing cyberspace, information technology infrastructure and knowledge operations support to 24,000 personnel. He oversees command

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