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AF partners with Army, industry to successfully develop, test vehicle-to-grid technology

AF News - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:36am
The Defense Department’s first all-electric, nontactical vehicle fleet successfully completed its final vehicle-to-grid certification testing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, Oct. 15.

100th ARW refuels aircraft in huge multinational exercise

AF News - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:31am
Airmen with the 100th Air Refueling Wing began to refuel aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea as part of a multinational exercise Oct. 21.

Selva: USO volunteers offer hope to service members

AF News - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:11am
The USO volunteer force brings hope to service members in every corner of the planet, said Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the 2015 USO Gala and awards ceremony Oct. 20.

Airmen renovate Moldovan school, strengthen students’ future

AF News - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:25am
At least seven Airmen from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron and the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron recently completed renovations to a gymnasium locker room at Liceul Teoretic Alexei Mateevici School here.

Yesterday’s Air Force: HH-3E

AF News - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 6:58am
Getting stranded behind enemy lines is a concern during every combat mission and one aircraft set the standard for combat search and rescue during the Vietnam War -- the Sikorsky HH-3E.

Contracts For October 21, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:00pm
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $784,289,883 fixed-price incentive contract with options to develop, deploy, test, and operate a Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). The LRDR will provide persistent discrimination capability to the Ballistic Missile Defense system to support the

Cybersecurity, OPSEC vital to mission success

AF News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 7:13am
Every day, Air Force organizations and personnel are reminded of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity, and how integrating them into day-to-day operations helps protect proprietary and sensitive information from disclosure, espionage and exploitation.

MQ-1B Predator crashes in Turkey

AF News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 6:18am
An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19.

US, Russia sign memorandum on air safety in Syria

AF News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 6:02am
Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon's press secretary said.


AF Bios - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:21pm
Richard K. Hartley is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy.  He is responsible for the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets to meet Air Force installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health objectives. Mr. Hartley began his

Contracts For October 20, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 1:00pm
 CONTRACTS ARMY Jacobs Technology Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, was awarded a $45,000,000 modification (0003) to contract W52P1J-13-D-0041 for global logistics and support services to the Army Sustainment Command Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) and Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC- RI) LOGCAP and Reachback Divisions. 

Aviano maintainers exceed standards on downrange F-16 inspections

AF News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:19am
Airmen deployed from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron recently completed their 32nd F-16 Fighting Falcon phase inspection, ensuring the aircraft can complete the combat airpower mission here.

Airmen of New York's 109th AW begin Antarctic mission

AF News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 6:55am
The takeoff of the New York Air National Guard's LC-130 Hercules ski-equipped aircraft here Oct. 16 marked the official start of the 109th Airlift Wing's 28th season of support to science research at the South Pole.

FYI: Social media

AF News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:14am
In this week's episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis talks about the guidelines for personal social media pages.


AF Bios - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:03pm
Maj. Gen. Karen A. Rizzuti is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; and Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. General Rizzuti was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1986, and has held a variety of space operations positions including command and


AF Bios - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 9:52pm
Jack L. Blackhurst, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Plans and Programs Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The directorate is responsible for enabling the alignment of S and T resources to overcome the challenges of today’s Air Force and shape the Air Force

Contracts For October 19, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:59pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Labatt Food Service, San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $18,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity bridge contract for a full line of food distribution. This was a sole-source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). This is a 362-day bridge contract.

C-130 crash victims remembered by colleagues, leaders

AF News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:15pm
More than 1,000 people attended a memorial service Oct. 16 to honor two Hanscom Air Force Base Airmen killed earlier this month when the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft they were on crashed shortly after takeoff from Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Combat weather forecasters help keep pilots out of harm’s way

AF News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:00am
It’s a tough job trying to predict Mother Nature and when it comes to weather, everyone’s a critic. Thinking the day holds nothing but sun and your picnic gets rained out can be aggravating. Now try to tell a pilot he can’t fly because the weather patterns shifted. This dilemma is something deployed weather forecasters face every day.

‘A blood transfusion saved my life’

AF News - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:41am
"I do understand that it is a scary process for a lot of people to actually sit in that chair, have a needle put in and feel like a part of you is draining out, but you have to understand that it just takes a small part of you to make a whole of someone else," said 1st Lt. Fanita Schmidt, who credits a blood transfusion she had as a child to saving her life.

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