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Contracts for December 12, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:03pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

AF colonel makes swift water rescue, awarded Airman’s Medal

AF News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:11pm
Recognizing Col. Richard Poston for his act of heroism, Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, the director of the Joint Staff, presented him with the Airman’s Medal Dec. 10, in a ceremony held at the Pentagon.

Civil Air Patrol receives congressional recognition

AF News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:42am
About 40 living World War II members and their relatives, as well as the families of deceased members, were in attendance as the Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal during a presentation Dec. 10, in the Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington D.C.

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT V. SPENCER

AF Bios - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:34am
Brigadier General Robert V. Spencer is commander, 832d Air Division, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.General Spencer was born in 1921, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from South High School and attended the University of Utah. He entered the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in April 1942 and received his pilot wings and commission as

Air Force Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 7:10am
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.

AMC chief scientist receives Harold Brown Award

AF News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:53am
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented Dr. Donald Erbschloe, the Air Mobility Command chief scientist, with the 2014 Harold Brown Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Dec. 9.

“Open Door” with the SecAF

AF News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:49am
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James is slated to host “Open Door with Secretary James,” an online town hall at the Defense Media Activity here, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. EST. The event will be broadcast live on the DoD News channel and streamed live on the DoD News website and www.af.mil.

LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANDREW E. BUSCH

AF Bios - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:54am
Selected for reassignment as Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VirginiaLt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch is Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command employs some 80,000 people and manages $60 billion annually in research, development, test and evaluation, while providing the

AF senior leaders share holiday messages

AF News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:52am
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty; and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.

MAJOR GENERAL MARK C. NOWLAND

AF Bios - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:27pm
Selected for promotion to lieutenant general and reassignment as Commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, ArizonaMaj. Gen. Mark C. Nowland is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla. He is responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the

BRIGADIER GENERAL DIRK D. SMITH

AF Bios - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:06pm
Brig. Gen. Dirk D. Smith is the Deputy Director for Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.As the Deputy Director for Operations, he is the deputy principal military operations adviser to USPACOM Commander for joint/combined military operation in USPACOM.  In this position, he monitors the disposition and readiness

Contracts for December 11, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:01pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID B. BEEN

AF Bios - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:18am
Selected for reassignment as Director, Special Programs, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.Brig. Gen. David B. Béen is the Deputy Director, Global Operations (J-39). He serves as the Joint Staff focal point for information operations, military

BRIGADIER GENERAL BRIAN M. KILLOUGH

AF Bios - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:55am
Selected for reassignment as Deputy Director, Operations, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, IraqBrig. Gen. Brian M. Killough is the Director, Warfighter Systems Integration, Office of Chief, Information Dominance, and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington,

BRIGADIER GENERAL JACQUELINE D. VAN OVOST

AF Bios - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:56am
Selected for promotion to major general and reassignment as Vice Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.Brig. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost is the Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Europe, NATO, Russia), Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. She is responsible for recommending

BRIGADIER GENERAL SAM C. BARRETT

AF Bios - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:44pm
Selected for reassignment as Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Norfolk, VirginiaBrig. Gen. Sam. C. Barrett is deployed as Director of U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. As Director, Brig Gen Barrett is in charge of synchronizing and optimizing

Contracts for December 10, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:00pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:34am
The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:00am
In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer for strategic systems positions into a single two-star (O-8) position.

60 years later: Still the fastest man on earth

AF News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:39am
On Dec. 10, 1954, Col. John P. Stapp propelled down the Holloman High Speed Test Track here aboard the Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1 at a rate of 632 miles per hour, earning the title "The Fastest Man on Earth."

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