William E. MacLure is the Deputy Director of Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate, encompassing five divisions as well as the Air Force Operations Group and the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, is responsible for policy, guidance, and oversight of Air
Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano is Commander, 96th Test Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He leads more than 9,800 military, civilian, and contractor personnel in accomplishing the test wing's missions of developmental testing and evaluation of conventional munitions, command and control systems, aircraft avionics
Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier is the Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As commander, he leads a team of approximately 8,100 personnel to perform depot repair, overhaul, and modification of the A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 aircraft, the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile system, and a wide range
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, the Airman who helped foil a terrorist attack on a train in France Aug. 21, arrived at Travis Air Force Base, California, Sept. 3, with his mother and brother by his side.
CONTRACTS ARMY AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $428,295,155 firm-fixed-price, multi-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for M997A3-configured high mobility multi-wheeled ambulance chassis vehicles for domestic disaster relief efforts by the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Funding and work location
Effective Sept. 2, Department of Defense-funded travel to Adana, Turkey (including Incirlik Air Base), for dependents has been suspended, and military and civilian dependents in the region are authorized to depart Turkey, announced Department of State and DOD officials.
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.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Propper International Inc., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $128,037,522 modification (P00118) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1062) with two one-year option periods for modular lightweight load-carrying equipment. This is a firm-fixed-price contract.
The Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power today as Hill Air Force Base received the service's first two operational F-35As.Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will be the first combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air Force's newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft."Make no mistake, we're built
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Hospira WorldWide Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $49,966,387 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for pharmaceutical products. This was a competitive acquisition with 35 responses received. This is a one-year base contract with seven
The Air Force is energizing domestic research and development with a $2 million prize for a lightweight, fuel-efficient, small turbine engine. This innovative acquisition approach will advance the technologies needed to support the world's strongest Air Force.
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
Maj. Gen. Jon A. Norman is the Director of Global Power Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the directing, planning and programming of 159 Air Force, joint service and international programs with a $10 billion annual budget.General
Brig. Gen. Brian M. Killough is the Deputy Chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. The Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq conducts security cooperation and security assistance activities which lead to an increasingly unified, democratic, stable, self-reliant Iraq. The Office of Security Cooperation provides the foundation for
Maj. Gen. Mark D. Kelly is Commander, 9th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Lt. Gen. William H. Etter is Commander, 1st Air Force (Air Force North) and Commander Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. His command comprises four direct reporting units, 10 aligned Air National Guard units, and a large number of active air defense alert sites, including aircraft, air
Brig. Gen. James J. “Jay” Burks is the Director, Manpower, Personnel and Resources, and Chief of the Medical Service Corps, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Falls Church, Virginia.
Dr. Daniel L. Atkins, a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, is the Technical Adviser for the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Atkins provides guidance to over 800 Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System and Military personnel supporting
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $311,399,980 contract for undefinitized delivery order 5503 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the F-35 Lighting II Block 3F upgrade for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and the
Four F-16 Fighting Falcons, two F-22 Raptors and a C-130 Hercules arrived at Lask Air Base Aug. 31.
The Airmen and aircraft are in Poland for separate flying training events with allies to demonstrate the countries' shared commitment to the collective security of NATO and the enduring peace and stability of the region.