First lady Michelle Obama had a message for women veterans March 2: “Tell your story.” The first lady and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, attended an annual Women’s History Month reception, honoring women veterans and hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
CONTRACTS NAVY Fed Con/South Bay JV,* San Diego, California (N62473-16-D-1858); KKP Electrical Contractors LLC, doing business as Mountain Power Electrical Contractors,* Boise, Idaho (N62473-16-D-1859); NEI Contracting and Engineering Inc.,* Chula Vista, California (N62473-16-D-1860); Procal Electric Inc.,* Twentynine Palms, California
CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed amount of $156,596,386 to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for USS Essex (LHD-2) fiscal 2016 phased maintenance availability (PMA). The PMA includes
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $769,511,730 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0114) for recurring logistics sustainment services support for delivered F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air
B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived in Europe Feb. 27, in preparation for their participation in a large-scale NATO training exercise.
Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.
CONTRACTS ARMY Harris Corp., Rochester, New York (W15P7T-16-D-0002); Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa (W15P7T-16-D-0003); and General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona (W15P7T-16-D-0004), were awarded a $12,725,724,536 maximum firm-fixed-price, multiple award task order contract for Manpack radios, accessories, and related
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the quality of life in the military before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill Feb. 26.
Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. was the Air Force’s first African-American four-star general. He trained Tuskegee Airmen and even faced former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi at Wheelus Air Force Base, Libya.
Budget plans are poised to keep the Air Force atop of its game, with a new bomber and advanced technology to help Airmen execute a future offset strategy, the head of the service announced at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26.
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.
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of the Air Combat Command, and Gen. Robin Rand, the commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command, kicked off the Air Force Association’s 32nd annual Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25 in Orlando, Florida, with a presentation on global precision strike, a group of systems the Air Force can use for rapid and accurate strikes around the world.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26 in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III outlined Air Force operations from 2015, the service’s plan for 2016, and what is to come in the future at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.
CONTRACTS U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Ten companies are being awarded fixed-price contract extension modifications to previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for international ocean and intermodal distribution services (Universal Services Contract 7). The companies and their awards are: American President Lines Ltd.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody spoke to a room of Airmen and civilians about today’s generation of Airmen and their families during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.
Lessons learned in past conflicts have now made it possible to bomb enemy targets within just a few feet to reduce collateral damage, a top Air Force commander said Feb. 25 at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
The Chief Master Sergeant Academy faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base is preparing for the first class of students in April. The academy's activation re-establishes the fourth level of enlisted professional military education and marks the first time the Air Force has had a stand-alone faculty and facility dedicated to the development of its top enlisted grade.
CONTRACTS U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND American Airlines Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $125,922,873 third option-year modification (HTC711-13-D-C010-P00014) under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for Category A international commercial air cargo transportation
CONTRACTS ARMY Manhattan Construction Co., Falls Church, Virginia, was awarded a $149,886,000 firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded contract to construct a six-floor building with two underground levels Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work will be performed on Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of