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Flexing in the line of fire: Lightweight, flexible body armor for the future force

AF News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 8:20am
In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy, today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor -- the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets -- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator could do without.

Air Force approves Turkey incentive pay

AF News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 7:25am
Active-duty Airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018, may be eligible for

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 7:16am
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.

AF issues implementation guidance for transgender Airmen

AF News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:21am
Air Force officials released transgender implementation guidance Oct. 7 addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance.

Contracts For Oct. 13, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 1:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Corp., Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a not-to-exceed

James to host spouse, family forum

AF News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 11:17am
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will host a spouse and family forum from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Smart Center Auditorium on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

CSAF letter to Airmen

AF News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:55am
This paper is the second in a series to share my thinking behind three key CSAF focus areas over the next four years. As stated in the first paper, "Revitalizing Squadrons – the Heartbeat of the Air Force", these ideas are neither revolutionary nor a significant vector change. Each align with our Air Force Future Operating Concept and Strategic Master Plan -- our strategic vision documents.

Contracts For Oct. 12, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY AECOM Technical Services Inc., Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $15,000,000

Little Rock AFB provides humanitarian support

AF News - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 8:43am
Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, dedicated three C-130J Super Hercules to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief response for Haiti on Oct. 7 after the Category 4 hurricane tore through the island.

Contracts For Oct. 11, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 1:00pm
 CONTRACTS NAVY The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $31,070,335 modification to

Contracts For Oct. 7, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Hudson, New

Around the Air Force: Oct. 7

AF News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 12:28pm
On this look around the Air Force, promotion statistics are released, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander emphasizes the importance of a well-trained force, and a F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilot’s remains are returned home. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.

Around the Air Force: Sept. 7

AF News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 12:28pm
On this look around the Air Force, promotion statistics are released, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander emphasizes the importance of a well-trained force, and a F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilot’s remains are returned home. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.

AF heads to Haiti for Matthew relief

AF News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:13am
A C-17 Globemaster III with personnel and equipment from the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, left for for Haiti Oct. 6 in response to Hurricane Matthew. The 621st CRW has units continuously on alert and ready to deploy anywhere in the world in support of emergency operations, such as hurricane relief, within 12 hours of notification.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 7:48am
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.

Contracts For Oct. 6, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:00pm
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Sysco Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a maximum

FYI: Voting

AF News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:44am
In this episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis lets us know how to make sure our votes count on Election Day.

Goldfein: Committed to joint warfighting

AF News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 9:26am
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein addressed a standing room only crowd during a multi-domain battle contemporary forum at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center here Oct. 4. He was one of a panel of presenters made up of senior leaders from all the services as well as one from the Australian Army.

Air Force recertifies all fitness assessment courses

AF News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 7:50am
The Air Force has directed a service-wide recertification of all installation 1.5-mile run and 2-kilometer walk courses by Oct. 31.

Contracts For Oct. 5, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Orlando, Florida, is being
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