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Airmen help save fishermen at sea after ship catches fire

AF News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:49pm
Members of a special operations surgical team assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group at Hurlburt Field, Florida, worked to save the lives of two critically-burned fishermen rescued 500 miles off the coast of Bermuda on June 22.

Contracts For June 29, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:02pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Raytheon Co. - Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $118,526,926 firm-fixed-price contract for Lot 9 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer vehicles and support equipment. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source

Tech Report: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

AF News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:28am
Never leave an Airman behind. In this Air Force Tech Report, we look at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as they search far and wide for any remains of service members lost during conflicts to ensure closure is brought to their families.

Contracts For June 28, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for monitors used to check vital signs. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year base contract with five one-year option periods.

AF introduces first fully built HH-60G Ops Loss Replacement helicopter

AF News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:05am
The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama.

Yesterday’s Air Force: AF museum opens new building

AF News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 7:25am
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, is showing off its brand new hangar full of historical aircraft and tons of Air Force history. It features four sections: presidential, research and development, space, and global reach.

Montana's last Doolittle Raider honored

AF News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 6:54am
Seventy-four years after the historic Doolittle Tokyo Raid, former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher, one of two remaining Doolittle Raiders, was laid to rest June 27 in Missoula. He was 94.

Contracts For June 27, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $53,519,203 modification (D00380) to contract N00104-04-A-ZF12 to continue operations and maintenance services for the General Fund Enterprise Business System.  Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Sept 30, 2016.  Fiscal


AF Bios - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:47am
Tonico Beope, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Contracting, Air Force Special Access Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. Mr. Beope is responsible for oversight and support of the Air Force Classified Contracting portfolio at Headquarters Air Force level valued at

Training for new civilian performance management program now available

AF News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:29am
Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force’s April 2017 transition to the new Department of Defense-wide Performance Management and Appraisal Program.

AF announces total force award

AF News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:02pm
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the annual General Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award during a retirement dinner held in honor of the award’s namesake in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016.This new Air Force-level award will be presented to the service’s top total force team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational

Contracts For June 24, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $357,018,057 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System (AEGIS) in-service combat systems engineering; computer program maintenance: annual inspection and regular overhaul execution support: in-country

Air Force bids farewell to Welsh

AF News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:30pm
Stealing a moment of silence, looking into the eyes of his wife, he takes a deep breath and prepares for what’s to come. Standing tall and proud, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III walks into a hangar in front of hundreds of onlookers, all there to bid him farewell.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:18am
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.

James: ‘The DOD needs to continue with momentum gained’

AF News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:09am
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participated in the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20.

BLUE: Khobar Towers

AF News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:11am
Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE. On June 25, 1996, the U.S. Air Force experienced one of the most horrific attacks in its history. Three Airmen look back on the incident and how it changed them and the Air Force -- forever.

20 years later: Remembering the attack on Khobar Towers

AF News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:57am
The terrorist attack of Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996, killed 19 Airmen and left more than 350 injured. Now 20 years later, three victims tell their stories and what they witnessed.

Contracts For June 23, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Raytheon IDS, Andover, Maine, was awarded a $523,386,294 fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales (Kuwait) contract for modernization of six PATRIOT fire units. One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Jasper, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; Waltham, Massachusetts; Andover, Massachusetts; Fremont,

Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

AF News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:52pm
Air Force officials announced fives bases as candidates for the next round of active duty-led KC-46A Pegasus basing on June 23.

Contracts For June 22, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $1,700,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multi-year foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) to procure Harris family of radios, ancillaries, spare parts and services.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The estimated
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