CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Alliant Techsystems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $12,690,000 firm-fixed-price, labor hour, and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide CLS for the Iraqi Air Force’s Cessna 208B ISR caravan and the Cessna 208B Armed Caravan fleet. Work
CONTRACTSAIR FORCEGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $57,401,850 undefinitized contract action for MQ-9 contractor logistics support. Work will be performed at Poway, California and multiple overseas locations, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017. This contract is 100-percent foreign
Maj. Gen. Leonard A. Patrick is Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC recruits, trains and educates Air Force people and the command includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. The command operates nearly 1,370 trainer, fighter and mobility
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.
Service members from Bagram Airfield came together Dec. 23 to honor the memories of six Airmen killed in an improvised explosive device attack two days earlier.
Aircraft and personnel from Kadena Air Base, Misawa AB and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated in Aviation Training Relocation Dec. 1-18 here.
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Dec. 21 of wounds suffered when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
CONTRACTSAIR FORCEThe Boeing Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $23,374,245 modification (P00007) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8819-15-C-0007 for Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 sustainment. Contractor will provide sustainment and required development necessary for Air Force operations and maintenance
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife Betty; Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and his wife Dawn; and the Air Staff wish all Airmen and their families a wonderful holiday season.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has expressed his deep regret over the loss of six U.S. service members killed in a vehicle bomb attack outside Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, yesterday.
CONTRACTS DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY Artel, LLC., Herndon, Virginia (HC1013-16-D-0001); AT&T Corp., Oakton, Virginia (HC1013-16-D-0002); BT Federal, Inc., Reston, Virginia (HC1013-16-D-0003); Qwest Government Services, Inc. dba CenturyLink QGS, Arlington, Virginia (HC1013-16-D-0004); GTT Americas, Inc., McLean, Virginia (HC1013-16-D-0005);
The deputy chief management officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, was named the Air Force’s top Presidential Rank Award winner and recognized at the “Unlocking the Full Potential of America’s Federal Workforce” event hosted by the Office of Management and Budget Dec. 15.
Air Force officials announced on Dec. 21 that Tops in Blue, the service-unique entertainment program, will cancel its 2016 season, allowing an extended review of the program.
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty, wish all Airmen and their families a wonderful holiday season.
A new era for the Afghan air force began Dec. 18, when the 81st Fighter Squadron graduated the first class of A-29 Super Tucano combat-ready attack pilots at Moody Air Force Base.
NATO's first Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft arrived at Edwards Air Force Base Dec. 19 completing its first flight. The test flight marked the start of six months of ground and airborne testing at Edwards AFB before the aircraft is sent to its new home in Sigonella, Italy.
Brig. Gen. Hubert C. Hegtvedt is the Commander of the 442nd Fighter Wing, an Air Force Reserve unit with headquarters at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $2,351,177,872 sole-source fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price, and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification inclusive of all options. Under this contract, the contractor will procure the material, fabricate, test, and deliver 52 SM-3 Block IB missiles;
A star pendant necklace bought in 1984 has been tucked away for 30 years since its purchase. The necklace was a gift to Sue Roberts from her husband, Eric Roberts II, as a thank you for her efforts toward getting the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to him and Ronald Brodeur’s upgraded to a Silver Star. Unfortunately at the time, the request was denied, and Sue vowed to never wear the necklace until her husband and Brodeur received stars of their own. The two gentlemen were awarded the Silver Star by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during a ceremony at the Pentagon Dec. 17.
Lt. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, cyber, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security, and weather operations. As the Air