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Total force effort trains future KC-46 pilots

AF News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 6:00am
A group of total force Airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker’s arrival to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

Contracts For May 13, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $321,847,403 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for research and development in support of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) integration and test phase.  The integration and test phase completes all remaining hardware and software detailed design;


AF Bios - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:55am
Selected for promotion to brigadier general. Brigadier General Daniel L. Simpson is the Deputy Director of Intelligence, US Forces Afghanistan, and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Intelligence (DCOS INT) to NATO Headquarters Resolute Support (HQ RS).

Welsh releases 2016 reading list

AF News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 9:54am
The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13.

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 8:46am
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.

Carter shares commitments that guide him with Academy cadets

AF News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 7:13am
Defense Secretary Ash Carter shared four commitments that guide him and asked cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 12 to adapt them to their circumstances.

Contracts For May 12, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $173,756,967 modification (P00027) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for enterprise network capabilities and support to U.S. Central Command.  Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan, with an estimated completion


AF Bios - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:16pm
Brig. Gen. Russell P. Reimer is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Test Center, headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, California.


AF Bios - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 2:00pm
Brigadier General Tom D. Miller is currently assigned as Vice Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Contracts For May 11, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $76,070,200 cost contract for the procurement of long lead material in support of the multi-year contract for fiscal 2016, 2017, and 2018 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) Block I production requirements. The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design,

AF Ranger instructors prep Airmen for rigorous course

AF News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:58pm
About 50 to 60 Airmen a year volunteer to attend the bi-annual Air Force Security Forces Center Pre-Ranger Course at Fort Bliss, Texas. Passing the course, which mirrors the first two weeks of Ranger School, is a requirement to attend the school.


AF Bios - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:57am
Dr. Kelly D. Hammett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Dr. Hammett leads the Air Force's center of expertise for directed energy technology, developing and transitioning research technologies into military systems.

Contracts For May 10, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY Portillo Concrete, Inc.,* Lemon Grove, California (N62473-16-D-1853); Pave-Tech Inc.,* Vista, California (N62473-16-D-1854); Command Performance Constructors, Inc.,* Signal Hill, California (N62473-16-D-1855); Romero General Construction Corp.,* Escondido, California (N62473-16-D-1856); and Cutting Edge Concrete Services, Inc.,* Oro

B-21 naming contest moves to next phase

AF News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 6:22am
Submission entries for the B-21 bomber naming contest concluded May 5. Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen, along with their dependents, submitted more than 4,600 entries in response to the contest announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in February.

Contracts For May 9, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archibald, Pennsylvania (FA8213-11-D-0007); and Raytheon Missile System, Tucson, Arizona (FA8213-11-D-0008), have been awarded a combined not-to-exceed $649,730,000 modification (P00005/ P00008) for Paveway II production. This modification provided a five-year contract extension. Work

Let the healing begin: Invictus Games kick off

AF News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:43am
The thudding noise of helicopter blades cut through the air, bright-colored lights sliced through smoke and fans cheered to honor the more than 500 military competitors from 15 nations who gathered at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, on May 8 to compete in Invictus Games 2016.

WWII vets tour memorial, remember fallen brothers-in-arms

AF News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 8:23am
Clouds lingered overhead, as young and old walked around the water fountain at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Couples took photos of one another while mothers and fathers tried to keep track of children attempting to run free. A leather-skinned gentleman, standing upright with his shoulders back, strolled arm-in-arm with another man who walked with a slight limp. The two, both with slight smiles on their age-worn faces, reminisced about the war they survived together while touring their memorial.

Contracts For May 6, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $405,500,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Morocco), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINGARS) including ancillary items, spare parts, installation kits, training and fielding support services. One

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 5:20am
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.

BLUE: Out of Vietnam

AF News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:51am
Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE.
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