CONTRACTS ARMY Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $922,628,257 modification (PZ0011) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $922,628,257
The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, in concert with Headquarters Air Force Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, has directed a review of the 13N career field.
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $78,810,265 fixed-price incentive firm modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5225 for the Navy’s fiscal 2016 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship Undersea Warfare System (USW) systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship USW combat
The military’s ability to accomplish its missions -- whether executing today’s fight or training for future ones -- is dependent on electricity that powers installations. The Army and Air Force have identified energy resilience as a critical objective, advancing the capability for their systems, installations, and personnel to respond to and recover from unexpected disruptions.
With the tax season deadline approaching, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis helps us figure out what to do during tax season in this episode of FYI.
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE The Boeing Co., Directed Energy and Strategic Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $275,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research, engineering, and program management to advance scientific and technical knowledge of ground-based space-superiority capabilities and technology, and then
The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa said April 5 that the increase in European Reassurance Initiative funds next year will allow his command to improve its presence and facilities on the eastern side of NATO and to deter Russia. Gen. Frank Gorenc also told the Defense Writers’ Group that his command is working on transferring the air policing mission over the Baltic States into an air defense mission.
Brig. Gen. John P. Healy is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Physical fitness doesn’t come easy for everyone -- sometimes the drive to finish one more repetition or set a new personal best just doesn’t cut it. For 1st Lt. Christian Torres, having the spirit to stay mentally and physically strong when going through adversity is not just found in the gym, it’s a way of life.
CONTRACTS NAVY Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $170,173,188 for modification P00047 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of nine AH-1Z aircraft, and nine auxiliary fuel kits for the government of Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales program.
The April issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser. Featured on our cover, “The perfect storm” gives a birds-eye view of the F-35 Lightning II as it goes through rigorous testing and evaluation in order to be declared initial operation capability within the projected deadline later this year.
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.
Mr. Daniel S. Goddard, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York.
Military dependents and pets began arriving at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Maryland, March 31 following an ordered departure of Defense Department dependents due to security concerns in some areas of Turkey. Dependents arriving at BWI were flown on Air Mobility Command’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and various charted flight departing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Veterans Technology, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $128,846,565 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for advisory and assistance services for business operations in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support. This contract provides support for the development,
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 DEFENSE MICROELECTRONICS ACTIVITY Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York (HQ0727-16-D-0001); BAE Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire (HQ0727-16-D-0002); General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota (HQ0727-16-D-0003); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights,
The Air Force has released three short videos highlighting women and how they’ve played and continue to play an integral role in the Air Force. Today, women account for 19 percent of the Air Force, the most in any military service.
The A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency and close air support. In January 2016, the U.S. Air Force delivered the first four of 20 A-29s to the Afghan Air Force. The Super Tucano will replace the Mi-35 attack helicopter providing a monumental leap in capabilities for the Afghan Air Force.
Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced March 30 in Tampa, Florida.