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Contracts for August 21, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:59pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Air Force Week in Photos

AF News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:45am
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.

MAJOR GENERAL STEPHEN A. CLARK

AF Bios - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:21am
Selected for promotion to major general.

BRIGADIER GENERAL WALTER J. LINDSLEY

AF Bios - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:14am
Brig. Gen. Walter J. Lindsley is the Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.  The WR-ALC performs programmed depot maintenance on all variants of the F-15, C-5, C-130, C-17 and special operations forces aircraft.  General Lindsley leads more than 7,700 employees in the restoration, sustainment and

BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD J. EVANS III.

AF Bios - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:17pm
Brig. Gen. Richard J. Evans III is Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  He serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Commander on reserve component matters related to the command’s diverse missions, including strategic deterrence, cyberspace operations, combating weapons of

LOS ANGELES CHAPTER: Update on the GPS Program - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST

Chapter News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:00pm
Col. Bill Cooley, USAF, director, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, served as guest speaker for the chapter’s August meeting. He is responsible for a multiservice, multinational systems directorate that conducts development, acquisition, fielding and sustainment of all GPS space segment, satellite command and control (ground) and military user equipment. GPS accuracy is 6 meters for civilian, and 3 meters for military applications. However, as GPS continues to be upgraded, it is anticipated that within a decade smart phones will have 10-centimeter accuracy. Col. Cooley suggested this will open possibilities for innovative applications that can’t even be imagined now. GPS III is about two years behind schedule, in part because of the significant cybersecurity demands placed on it. However, the GPS constellation is in good shape with 39 satellites on orbit. Col. Cooley pointed out that only 24 satellites are required.

Contracts for August 20, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:59pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Air Force, small business partnership yields blade health monitoring technology

Space and Technology - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:23pm
A cost-saving and risk-mitigating technology for scanning engine rotor blades developed by the Air Force and a small business recently resulted in awards of more than $5 million.

BRIGADIER GENERAL SAMI D. SAID

AF Bios - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:30am
Brig. Gen. Sami D. Said is the Military Deputy to The Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In this capacity, General Said is responsible for providing authoritative guidance, advice, and leadership in support of USG security policy and operations efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Prior to this assignment, General Said was the

CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

AF News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:55am
The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Aug. 19. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed an audience of Airmen, former enlisted and retired NCO members of the association where he talked about the challenges of a smaller Air Force and the impact it is having and will have on its Airmen.

HEIDI H. GRANT

AF Bios - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:27am
Heidi H. Grant, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Washington, D.C. She provides oversight and guidance for international policy and programs supporting national security objectives through politico-military affairs; security assistance programs; technology and

MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM BUCK WALDROP JR.

AF Bios - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:54am
Maj. Gen. William B. Waldrop Jr. is the Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he serves as the principal adviser to the Chairman on all matters affecting the Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and, where appropriate, the Coast Guard. He also acts as

CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

AF News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:50pm
The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on retention, the new Airman’s evaluation system and the future of professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Aug. 19. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed an audience of Airmen, former enlisted and retired NCO members of the association where he talked about the fiscal challenges of a smaller Air Force and the impact it is having and will have on its Airmen.

Contracts for August 19, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:00pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A Lifestyle and culture

AF News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:21pm
Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices.

82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

AF News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:28pm
U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Space and Technology - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:41am
Three officers from the Dominican Republic, Peruvian and Brazilian militaries partnered with active-duty and guard Airmen at Davis-Monthan for a rare opportunity to work collectively on the space component of PANAMAX 2014, Aug. 8-15.

Greece, US continue to enhance NATO airpower

AF News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:32am
The bilateral training between the Greek and U.S. air forces continues this week with more large-force employments, or LFE.

Changes to academic degree and developmental education expectations

AF News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:00am
Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen's time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to first complete that same level of developmental education by correspondence.

Contracts for August 18, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:59pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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