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Warrior Games make triumphant return to Colorado Springs

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:10am
Community and business leaders joined representatives of the military at the Air Force Academy last night to mark the 100-day countdown until athletes arrive in Colorado for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games are returning to Colorado Springs, the city that hosted the inaugural Games in 2010. The Warrior Games will be free and open to the public throughout the competitions from June 2 – 9, 2018.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:35am
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.

AFRL provides support to robot competition

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:15am
Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4, 2018 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff to Congress: help us win any fight at any time

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:30am
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson testified before the Readiness and Management Senate Subcommittee concerning the Air Force’s current readiness Feb. 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Air Force members win Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:15am
Senior leader officials recognized two Air Force members at the 32nd Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Global Competitiveness Conference, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C., for exceptional achievements in STEM career fields.

Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:05pm
As a Medal of Honor recipient and former Prisoner of War, retired Col. Leo Thorsness’s life mantra after returning home from the Vietnam War was “Faith, Family, Friends and Fun.” With the support of Air Force senior leaders, his wife, Gaylee, and daughter, Dawn, kept those words close as they said their final goodbye to Thorsness during his interment at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 14, 2018.

AF upgrades to Windows 10

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:13pm
In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00pm
The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize.

Air Force outlines future of bomber force

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:04am
The Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request February 12, 2019.

Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:30pm
Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.

AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:52am
Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications.

FYI: Blended Retirement System

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:30pm
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years took effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. Nearly 1.6 million current service members have the option to remain in the current legacy “high-3” retirement system or to choose the BRS. Opt-in eligible service members have a year to make their retirement system election. The open period for the majority of service members is from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.

AF connects ISR Airmen with industry leaders

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:33pm
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance leaders hosted an industry day Feb. 2, 2018, at the National Reconnaissance Office to discuss needs for future warfare. Airmen analysts presented many of the needs themselves.

Air Force C-130s, Airmen deploy to Portugal for Real Thaw 18

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:00am
Approximately 50 Airmen and two C-130H3 Hercules assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, arrived at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal to participate in Real Thaw 18, a Portuguese-led exercise.

Air Force assembles team to explore electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum superiority

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:03pm
The Air Force recently assembled a cross-functional group, known as an enterprise capability collaboration team, to explore how the service will continue to lead, operate and integrate electronic warfare throughout the electromagnetic spectrum.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:56am
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.

Air Force announces next steps in light attack experimentation

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:48am
Following the Light Attack Experiment conducted in August 2017, the Air Force announced its intention to continue experimenting with two non-developmental aircraft, the Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano, from May to July 2018 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

Modernized website launched

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:44am
U.S. Transportation Command, in partnership with the Air Force Digital Service, recently launched a modernized version of the website, the Department of Defense’s official portal to prepare for service members’ upcoming household goods move.

19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 5:02am
The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.

RPA aviators recognized with Doolittle Award

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 8:39am
Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, received the Air Force Historical Foundation’s 2017, James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award, Jan. 30, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., for their contributions to aviation history.