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AF Week in Photos

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:29am
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.

SecAF testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee on improved acquisition processes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 2:21pm
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

25th OWS Science and Training Team awarded Thor’s Hammer Trophy

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:06pm
The 25th Operational Weather Squadron Science and Training Team channeled the spirit of the ancient god as they won the inaugural Thor’s Legions Forecast Challenge and received the Thor’s hammer trophy from Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Dec. 6, 2017.

SecAF, CSAF direct review of all Air Force programs

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:04am
Air Force senior leaders have directed a Zero-Based Review of all Air Force programs, budget accounts and associated manpower authorizations in preparation for assembling the Fiscal Year 2020 Program Objective Memorandum and Future Years Defense Plan.

Around the Air Force: Dec. 5

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:30am
On this look around the Air Force, we take a look at the Hurricane Hunters’ mission and this month marks the 66th anniversaryof Operation Christmas Drop. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.

Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:16pm
If I had to pick just one thing I’m most passionate about as the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, without a doubt it would be taking care of our Airmen and their families professionally, physically, spiritually and financially. I’m a firm believer that these four things go hand in hand. In order to be the best, most resilient Airman possible, you have to balance your professional, physical, spiritual and financial wellness. This is why I’m always looking to arm our Airmen with knowledge to help them grow and make the best decisions possible in their lives.

Joint space forces restructure, AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:43am
Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, became the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, taking operational responsibility for employment of all joint space forces.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:33am
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.

Heroic "Spooky 43" aircrew receives the Mackay Trophy

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:42am
On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives.

Special Tactics Airmen survey airfields to gain an operational advantage

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:45pm
Special Tactics Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command conducted multiple airfield surveys with their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Faryab province this week. Airfield surveys are executed prior to the arrival of special operations and conventional aircraft to traditional airfields and field landing strips.

AF selects Tyndall AFB as preferred location for new Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:00pm
The Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the preferred location for hosting a new MQ-9 Reaper Wing with 24 remotely piloted aircraft. Vandenberg AFB, California, is considered a reasonable alternative.

AF implements changes to improve law enforcement database reporting

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:30pm
The Air Force's review of its reporting processes to civilian law enforcement in the Devin P. Kelley case has prompted immediate actions to correct reporting deficiencies and prevent future occurrences.

Air Force announces continuation pay rates

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:11am
Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.

Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:11am
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:30am
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.

AETC welcomes new commander

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:45am
Members of Air Education and Training Command gathered as the guidon was passed from Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson to Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, signifying the formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to another in a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Nov. 16, 2017.

BLUE: Testing the Minuteman

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:26am
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's

AU-ABC program expands enlisted education opportunities

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:00am
Airmen join the Air Force for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the most common is for the service’s vast educational opportunities. The Air University-Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative program, or AU-ABC, is perhaps a little-known opportunity that can reap big rewards. The AU-ABC was created to help enlisted Airmen pursue advanced education beyond the associate degrees they earn through the Community College of the Air Force. The program links CCAF graduates to accredited civilian academic institutions that offer online or distance learning bachelor’s degrees.

Goldfein honors veterans during event at Quantico National Cemetery

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 2:19pm
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein honored veterans during a keynote speech at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 11, 2017.

Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for FY18 budget in State of the Air Force address

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:23pm
The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.