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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

AF News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:12pm
Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1.

AF ensures command visibility on substantiated sex-related offenses

AF News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:21pm
Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30.

Wheelchairs clash in the first basketball matches at Warrior Games

AF News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:41am
The first round of wheelchair basketball brought some fierce competition between the services during the 2014 Warrior Games at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29.

From partner to caregiver: Wife’s story of love, perseverance

AF News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:51am
When a couple talks about how they first met, a phrase commonly heard is, “Well, they just fell into my life.” For one couple, the expression could be taken quite literally. When Jeremiah Means first met Ashley, she was tripping in front of him as she tried to rush through a doorway. He called out to her to make sure she was ok and in that moment, their relationship began. Now, after eight years of marriage, it is Ashley who is there to catch Jeremiah when he falls. She not only holds the role of wife and companion, but also that of a caretaker to her husband, an Air Force wounded warrior.

AF integrates TAP into new Military Lifecycle Model

AF News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:32am
The redesigned Transition Assistance Program is in its third and final stage and will be integrated into the new Defense Department Military Lifecycle Model, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The MLC, which will be implemented Oct. 1, is the latest in a series of improvements to the Transition Goals Planning Success...

LIEUTENANT GENERAL TOD D. WOLTERS

AF Bios - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:21am
Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters is the Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Twelfth Air Force ensures the readiness of eight active duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations, and oversees 17 gained Air Reserve Component

KENNETH A. WILLIAMS JR.

AF Bios - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:12am
Mr. Kenneth A. Williams Jr., a Defense Intelligence Senior Level executive, is the Senior Program and Technical Adviser, Headquarters 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  Mr. Williams functions as the Director of Staff and advises the Commander, Vice Commander and Executive Director on a broad range of operational issues

KATHLEEN I. FERGUSON

AF Bios - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:34am
Kathleen I. Ferguson, is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets for installations, energy, environment, safety and

LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM J. BENDER

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:49pm
Lt. Gen. William J. Bender is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Bender leads three directorates and supports 54,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He has overall

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT N. POLUMBO

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:25pm
Brig. Gen. Robert N. Polumbo is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Twelth Air Force ensures the readiness of eight active duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations, and oversees 17

MAJOR GENERAL JOHN N.T. "JACK" SHANAHAN

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:02pm
Maj. Gen. John N.T. "Jack" Shanahan is the Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Shanahan is responsible for over 26,000 personnel conducting the following operations: multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources; electronic warfare; strategic

DOMINIC F. POHL

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:29pm
Mr. Dominic Pohl, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES), is the Executive Director, 25th Air Force. Mr. Pohl assists the commander in reviewing, evaluating and formulating policies, concepts and objectives governing the mission of the globally-dispersed numbered air force. The 25th Air Force conducts the following

A love story: healing the wounded warrior

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:55pm
He was a young Air Force officer healing from a recent trauma and she was a dedicated single mother of two. Whether it was friends or fate that first brought them together, neither would have suspected that their chance meeting in Florida would be the key to his recovery. Their introduction to each other was unlikely – not due to the events of the day they met, but of one roughly six months earlier, when Capt. Mitch Kieffer lay in a hospital bed in Iraq about to be medically evacuated to the states...

F-22 Raptor brings unique capabilities to the coalition fight against ISIL

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:04pm
The Air Force’s fifth generation fighter, the F-22 Raptor made its combat debut with its first strike on enemy ground targets in the fight against, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the most recent joint coalition campaign.

Contracts for September 29, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:03pm
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Global Strike provides deterrence for the modern era

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:20pm
The Air Force recently demonstrated its nuclear deterrence and power projection capabilities through a coordinated display of strategic combat power. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen -- responsible for two legs of the nation's nuclear triad -- conducted the demonstrations, which included participation in a large combined forces exercise in the Pacific...

Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:06pm
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

Space and Technology - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:06pm
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

AF starts with clean sweep in sitting volleyball

AF News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:52pm
Competition began Sept. 28 at the 2014 Warrior Games with four games of sitting volleyball to start the round-robin tournament at the U.S. Olympic Training Center's Sports Centers 1 and 2. Air Force made it a clean sweep of their back-to-back games. The first game against Army provided a close competition as the Air Force won 2-1 (25-22, 17-25, 15-13). In the second game, facing-off against Special Operations, Air Force made it a quick 2-0 win (25-12, 25-16).

BRIGADIER GENERAL STEPHEN W. OLIVER JR.

AF Bios - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:04am
Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Oliver, Jr. is the Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany.  In this capacity, General Oliver assists the Director in crafting policy and strategy; developing theater  campaign, operational and  force posture plans; integrating international and African partner military

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