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Licenses from 5 states banned at DOD bases

AF News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 7:24am
Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as proof of identity, DOD officials said.


AF Bios - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:26pm
Brig. Gen. Thomas E. Kittler is Commander, Joint Transportation Reserve Unit and Mobilization Assistant to the Reserve Component Directorate to Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Brig. Gen. Kittler advises the commander regarding reserve component policy, guidance and developments that affect 88,000 reservists


AF Bios - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:32pm
Daniel F. McMillin, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is The Auditor General of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He also serves as head of the Air Force Audit Agency, which is responsible for all internal auditing in the Air Force. He exercises full administrative and technical supervision over a

Contracts For January 19, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Information Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $55,681,130 modification (P00037) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8726-13-C-0010 for Battlefield Airborne Communication Node platform maintenance and support. Work will be performed at overseas locations, and is expected to be

Air Force selects 1,096 for promotion to captain

AF News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:52am
Air Force officials selected 1,096 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the calendar year 2015C Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, LAF Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps Quarterly Selection Process.


AF Bios - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 5:58am
Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten is the Deputy Commander-Operations and Intelligence (O&I), Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; and Commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant (9AETF-L), Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.  General Gersten entered the Air Force in 1989 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force


AF Bios - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:40pm
Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach assumed duty as Director of Operations, U.S. Central Command on May 16, 2014.

Contracts For January 15, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC,* Charlottesville, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $497,350,565 firm-fixed-price contract for electricity from an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, supplemented with electricity from conventional resources. This was a competitive acquisition with nine

A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

AF News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:08pm
Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty.

SecAF speaks at CSIS for Smart Women, Smart Power series

AF News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:23am
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of its Smart Women, Smart Power series Jan. 14. SWSP launched in December 2014 and convenes top-level women leaders to discuss critical and timely issues in their respective fields, reflect on their professional experiences, and share ideas and insights.

Acquisitions enterprise: Experimentation and agility

AF News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 8:51am
A key leader in Air Force acquisitions testified Jan.7 on Capitol Hill before the House Armed Services Committee on acquisition reform, explaining how the Air Force is improving its acquisitions processes through agility and experimentation.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:42am
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 January 14, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY CH2M Hill Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum amount $240,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for comprehensive, long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Defense sites in the Naval

Gulf War created need for better critical care

AF News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:34am
January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, and also a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams.

Yesterday’s Air Force: Robin Olds

AF News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:33am
Robin Olds was one of the Air Forces' most iconic fighter pilots. Olds is rated as a triple ace, having shot down a total of 17 enemy aircraft during World War II and the Vietnam War.

Shipping blood, saving lives

AF News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:23am
The Blood Transshipment Center (BTC) at Al Udeid Air Base provides blood to more than 30 forward operating locations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In 2015, the center shipped nearly 23,000 units of blood to nine countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. The blood was used in transfusions helping save 222 people, including 18 U.S. service members, as well as Afghan and Iraqi citizens.


AF Bios - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:47pm
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart is Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.


AF Bios - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:32pm
Maj. Gen. William B. Binger is the Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He assists in the formulation of policy supporting air, space, irregular warfare, counter proliferation, homeland security, weather and cyber operations. He also assists in determining operational


AF Bios - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:08pm
Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Ayers currently serves as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Contracts For January 13, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 2:00pm
 CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Raytheon Co.- Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $85,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Griffin missiles and support. Contractor will provide Griffin A and B Block II/III missiles, including test and support equipment with engineering support. Work will be performed at Tucson,
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