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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

ACC: F-35 on track for IOC

AF News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:16pm
The F-35A Lightning II is on track to declare initial operational capability between August and December. Col. David Chace, the F-35 systems management office chief and lead for F-35 operational requirements at Air Combat Command, answers questions on the fifth-generation fighter.

Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

AF News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:39am
After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close June 21 with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

Warrior Games end with a bang

AF News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:39am
After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close June 21 with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

Kenyan, Ugandan troops learn combat rescue tactics from Airmen

AF News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:50am
The first African Partnership Flight in Kenya officially began its mission following opening ceremonies at Laikipia Air Base June 21.

African Partnership Flight Kenya kicks off

AF News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:50am
The first African Partnership Flight in Kenya officially began its mission following opening ceremonies at Laikipia Air Base June 21.

Contracts For June 21, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. - Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $203,559,743 modification (P00034) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8528-15-C-0003 for Global Hawk contractor logistic services and sustainment. Contractor will provide additional material and

Airman earns ‘Ultimate Champion’ title at Warrior Games

AF News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:38pm
Medically retired Master Sgt. Reese Hines earned the “Ultimate Champion” title and bragging rights at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Contracts For June 20, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 1:56pm
CONTRACTS NAVY CCI Construction Services LLC,* Honolulu, Hawaii (N62478-16-D-4012); D&D Construction Inc.,* Waipahu, Hawaii (N62478-16-D-4013); Dawson Federal Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii (N62478-16-D-4014); GSI Pacific Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii (N62478-16-D-4015); TKH-ASI LLC,* Kahului, Hawaii (N62478-16-D-4016); and Hawaii Pacific JV LLC,* Kaneohe,

Archers compete in first visual impairment category at Warrior Games

AF News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 9:17am
Wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans continue to break personal records and show fans and friends amazing feats and June 17 was no different, as archers competed in the first-ever visual impairment category at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy.

Contracts For June 17, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Clark Construction Group LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $616,311,000 firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded contract with options to design and build a multi-story office building.  Seven bids were solicited with seven received. Work will be performed at Ft. Meade, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11,

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:50am
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.

Blended retirement system training now available

AF News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:19pm
Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an alternate website.

Contracts For June 16, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 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 radios, ancillaries, spare parts and services.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The estimated completion date is

Goldfein testifies at CSAF confirmation hearing

AF News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:43pm
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing June 16 for Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Capitol Hill, following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff on April 26.

Standing tall: Amputee Airmen seek to defy odds in therapy sessions

AF News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:53am
After a sprint around an indoor track with her prosthetic running blade, Heather Carter stopped, visibly tired. She smiled and began to sprint another lap. The medically retired senior airman once rounded the bases for the Air Force softball team until a freak accident severely injured her left leg as she raced to first base during a game in 2010. Four years and many surgeries later, she chose to have the leg amputated.

Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

AF News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:29am
The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group on June 15 in Washington, D.C.
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