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Air Force celebrates 60 years of the KC-135

AF News - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:28pm
The Air Force celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31. The first Stratotanker flew in August of 1956 and was later delivered to the Air Force in June 1957.

Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

AF News - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:11am
A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 30, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.


AF Bios - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 7:46am
Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris is the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Air Force Council, and is the Air Force accreditation official for the international Corps of Air Attachés.

Contracts For Aug. 30, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $158,431,341

Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

AF News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 1:25pm
The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement is met.

Contracts For Aug. 29, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY DATRON World Communications, Inc.*, Vista, California, was awarded a $495,000,000

Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

AF News - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 7:46am
As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

AF News - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 6:37am
Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29.

Air Force officials welcome new vice chief of staff, honor Vietnam War vets

AF News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 11:34am
Air Force Undersecretary Lisa S. Disbrow and Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein welcomed Gen. Stephen W. Wilson as the service’s new vice chief of staff at a reception Aug. 26 at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in Virginia.

Luke receives Air Force’s 100th F-35 on heels of IOC announcement, unit activation

AF News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 8:50am
The F-35 Lightning II program took another huge step forward Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35, designated AF-100, arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, following the recent announcement of the fifth-generation jet fighter’s initial operational capability.

Contracts For Aug. 26, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $287,192,281.00

James: AF, nation succeed when women are successful

AF News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 9:16am
In her Women’s Equality Day message, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talks about how the success of women contribute to the success of the Air Force and nation.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:17am
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.


AF Bios - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:21pm
Brig. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran is the Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia.

Contracts For Aug. 25, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:00pm

FYI: Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer

AF News - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:26am
In this recent episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis discusses how to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to dependents.

AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

AF News - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 6:45am
Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air

Contracts For Aug. 24, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $45,395,007 for a

Tech Report: CV-22 Osprey

AF News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:48pm
The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.


AF Bios - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:54am
Brigadier General Linda S. Hurry is the Director of Expeditionary Support, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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