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B-21 naming contest moves to next phase

AF News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 6:22am
Submission entries for the B-21 bomber naming contest concluded May 5. Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen, along with their dependents, submitted more than 4,600 entries in response to the contest announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in February.

Contracts For May 9, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archibald, Pennsylvania (FA8213-11-D-0007); and Raytheon Missile System, Tucson, Arizona (FA8213-11-D-0008), have been awarded a combined not-to-exceed $649,730,000 modification (P00005/ P00008) for Paveway II production. This modification provided a five-year contract extension. Work

Let the healing begin: Invictus Games kick off

AF News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:43am
The thudding noise of helicopter blades cut through the air, bright-colored lights sliced through smoke and fans cheered to honor the more than 500 military competitors from 15 nations who gathered at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, on May 8 to compete in Invictus Games 2016.

WWII vets tour memorial, remember fallen brothers-in-arms

AF News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 8:23am
Clouds lingered overhead, as young and old walked around the water fountain at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Couples took photos of one another while mothers and fathers tried to keep track of children attempting to run free. A leather-skinned gentleman, standing upright with his shoulders back, strolled arm-in-arm with another man who walked with a slight limp. The two, both with slight smiles on their age-worn faces, reminisced about the war they survived together while touring their memorial.

Contracts For May 6, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $405,500,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Morocco), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINGARS) including ancillary items, spare parts, installation kits, training and fielding support services. One

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 5:20am
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.

BLUE: Out of Vietnam

AF News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:51am
Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE.

Contracts For May 5, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is being awarded a $427,078,399 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide test and evaluation/training threat/target systems for warfighter training and debriefing systems. This effort includes the systems engineering services to determine and

Air Force report on sexual assault highlights program's progress

AF News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:13pm
Air Force reports of sexual assault decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, while reporting by male victims increased according to the service’s annual report on sexual assault released May 5.

Contracts For May 4, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:58pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (HHM402-16-D-0013), was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ceiling value of $400,000,000. The contract supports enterprise management services for the Defense Intelligence Agency chief information officer and other Intelligence

Contracts For May 3, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Yorktown Systems Group, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $119,316,070 cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract (including options) for advisory and assistance services for office administration support to the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) organizations to include foreign military sales in support of

Tech Report: The B-52 Stratofortress

AF News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:47am
For the last 60 years, the B-52 Stratofortress has had an incredible career as the U.S. military’s main bomber. Even though it's 60 years old, it still has plenty of years of service left.

AMC Rodeo competition evolves into Mobility Guardian exercise

AF News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:37am
Air Mobility Command's first Mobility Guardian readiness exercise is planned for 2017, from July 30 - Aug. 12, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The exercise will be one of the most realistic, real-world, scenario-driven exercises the command has ever undertaken, said Maj. Gen. Jerry Martinez, the AMC director of operations.

Contracts For May 2, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $1,271,800,000 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to the previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 11 advance acquisition contract N00019-16-C-0033 for aircraft added by the U.S. services in fiscal 2016 budget deliberations

May issue of Airman magazine now available

AF News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:56am
The May issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser. In the cover story, titled “‘We Chose This,’” you’ll go behind the scenes of the challenging training course required to become a Phoenix Raven at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Contracts For April 29, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Millennium Engineering and Integration, Huntsville, Alabama is being awarded a $235,390,812 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (including options) for advisory and assistance services for test, exercise and wargames in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support.  This contract provides support for

Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

AF News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:21pm
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD W. THOMAS JR.

AF Bios - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:03pm
Brig. Gen. Edward W. Thomas Jr. is the Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:10am
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 April 28, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation & Training Div., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $200,337,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for warfighter readiness and training research. Contractor will provide research, development, evaluation, and validation of training approaches, methods, tool, instrumentation, and enterprise
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