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Pentagon says F-35 program on the right track

AF News - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 7:20am
Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office say they've finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent.


AF Bios - Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:35pm
Randall G. Walden, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director and Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He directs selected study, development and fielding activities tasked directly by the Under Secretary of

Contracts For December 28, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a $528,470,864 modification (P00016) to a previously awarded fixed-price contract HQ0147-14-C-0011 for production of Lot 7 and Lot 8 Interceptors, one-shot devices, and associated production support efforts for the Missile Defense Agency Terminal High


AF Bios - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 11:55pm
Gen. Darren W. McDew is the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense.General McDew was commissioned in 1982 following his graduation from Virginia Military Institute. He began his flying career at Loring AFB,


AF Bios - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 10:08pm
Jeffrey D. Specht, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.  AFOSI is a field operating agency under the administrative guidance and oversight of the Inspector General of the Air Force.  It is a federal law enforcement agency responsible


AF Bios - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 10:08pm
Tawanda R. Rooney, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Intelligence Systems Support Office, an organization within the Air Force.  She is responsible for directing, managing, and leading organizational resources to meet mission objectives consistent with the Defense Intelligence Enterprise priorities. She

Contracts For December 24, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 2:00pm
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

Contracts For December 23, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 2:05pm
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


AF Bios - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:03am
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

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 9:56am
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.

Bagram honors fallen Airmen

AF News - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:08am
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.

Misawa, Kadena Airmen strengthen bilateral ties

AF News - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 5:53am
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.

DOD identifies Air Force casualties

AF News - Tue, 12/22/2015 - 5:06pm
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.

Contracts For December 22, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 12/22/2015 - 2:00pm
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

Welsh shares holiday message

AF News - Tue, 12/22/2015 - 7:58am
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.

Carter expresses regret for loss of 6 US troops in Afghanistan

AF News - Tue, 12/22/2015 - 6:35am
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 For December 21, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 12/21/2015 - 2:00pm
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);

Marilyn Thomas selected as Presidential Distinguished Rank Award winner

AF News - Mon, 12/21/2015 - 12:16pm
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 cancels 2016 season of Tops in Blue

AF News - Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:15am
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.

James shares holiday message

AF News - Mon, 12/21/2015 - 9:59am
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty, wish all Airmen and their families a wonderful holiday season.
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