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AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 5:16am
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.

Contracts For March 17, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded an $84,538,427 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence and cyberspace technology research in GTRI’s capacity as a Department of Defense university affiliated research

Air Force leaders present FY 2017 budget request

AF News - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 6:58am
The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 national defense authorization budget request, and explained how it directly supports the branch’s top three priorities.

Goldfein addresses readiness, budget

AF News - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:20pm
Military vice chiefs testified about the current state of readiness of U.S. forces before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on Capitol Hill March 15.

Contracts For March 16, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4416 and N00024-16-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4417 and N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, NASSCO, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4418 and N00024-16-D-4421), are each being awarded firm-fixed-price,

Contracts For March 15, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 2:00pm
ARMY The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $896,929,889 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for cargo (CH-47F) helicopter multiyear for production lot 14 for 27 renew helicopters and 12 new build helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec.

Louisiana guardsmen rescue thousands in floods

AF News - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 6:35am
Louisiana National Guardsmen have rescued more than 4,000 people in the floods that have inundated the state over the past week, a state Guard spokesman said. About 1,200 Louisiana Army and Air National Guard members have been mobilized and are working with local partners to support the mission

Contracts For March 14, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Sysorex Government Services Inc.,* Herndon, Virginia (W52P1J-14-D-0032); and OBXtek Inc.,* Vienna, Virginia (W52P1J-16-D-0052), have been added to a previously awarded (March 21, 2014) $461,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple award task order contract for program management services for the Program Executive Office Enterprise


AF Bios - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:50pm
Steven J. Morani, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Goldfein: Optimistic about future of airpower

AF News - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:09am
Equals part challenge and opportunity -- that’s how Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein described as the current state of the Air Force March 10 during a Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C.

TAAC-Air work with Afghan AF to build sustainable force

AF News - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 8:06am
A small group of Train Advise Assist Command–Air advisors make up the 441st and 442nd air expeditionary advisory squadrons at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Both squadrons are focused on working shoulder to shoulder with the Afghan Air Force to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force.

Contracts For March 11, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:00pm
 CONTRACTS NAVY Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $461,142,760 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to definitize the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y aircraft; 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z aircraft, and 16 auxiliary fuel kits.  Work

James visits Luke AFB for more insight on F-35 ops

AF News - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 2:00pm
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James met with Airmen to gain a better understanding of Luke Air Force Base’s mission with a focus on F-35 Lightning II operations, and its maintenance and training facilities March 9-10. During her first visit to the base, James held an all call where she took time to thank Airmen and give her impressions of Luke AFB.

Yesterday’s Air Force: Operation Tomodachi

AF News - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:38am
Operation Tomodachi was the U.S. and Japanese response to the devastation brought by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, and tsunami, that struck off the coast of Japan. Airmen from all over the Pacific helped in the recovery efforts.

Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

AF News - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:16am
The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission requirements, an area Air Force senior leaders have been vocal about, expressing their desires to continue to expand total force integration.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:01am
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 March 10, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Logistics Management Institute, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $51,625,305 time and materials bridge contract for program management office support.  One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 11, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 research, development, testing and


AF Bios - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Ms. Lynda T. Rutledge, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Program Executive Officer and Director for the Agile Combat Support Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

LOS ANGELES CHAPTER: Rockwell Collins Contributes to Chapter's Education Fund

Chapter News - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:00pm
Rockwell Collins made a generous contribution to the chapter in March. It will be put towards the chapter's educational fund for scholarships to local students of ROTC and military members at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Thank you Rockwell Collins!

Contracts For March 9, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $47,282,674 modification to a previously awarded, cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract (N00024-11-C-4400) for USS Cowpens (CG 63) fiscal 2016 special selected restricted availability (SRA).   A special SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level
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