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When reading about government contracts for infrastructure, networks and software, it’s easy to get lost in the jargon. At the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., program managers ensure that Air Force customers get the digital capability they need by working with contractors to determine the appropriate type of service. Infrastructure, software and platform “as a service” are the three common types of cloud service contracts. Here’s an easy way to think about these digital service contracts. Sunny future for cloud-hosted AF apps
Moving the portal onto the cloud is part of an ongoing effort to bring potentially hundreds of separate Air Force applications onto cloud-hosted platforms. The portal’s nearly three quarters of a million average users per month won’t see a break in service, but may notice increased reliability as the Air Force moves its software onto more modern hosting systems, provided by vendors like Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing Services and Amazon.
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Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, addresses a crowd of more than 600 at the Wright Dialogue with Industry event July 17, 2018 at the Dayton Convention Center. Record number attend 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry
DAYTON, Ohio – More than 600 people registered to attend the 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI) at the Dayton Convention Center July 17-19, making this year’s event between the Air Force Research Laboratory and defense contractors the largest to date.The two-and-a-half-day event, titled “AFRL Science and Technology
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson addresses a crowd during the Wright Dialogue with Industry event in Dayton, Ohio, July 18, 2018. VCSAF calls for national effort to effect strategy
DAYTON, Ohio – Displaying a nostalgic photo of astronauts training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in the 1960s, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson noted that this week marked the 49th anniversary of the lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Wilson told the 600 attendees of the Wright Dialogue with Industry event in the
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Workforce recruiter employees honored by Department of Defense Outstanding WRP employees to be honored at Pentagon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity recognized two individuals from the Air Force Materiel Command for their work in the Workforce Recruitment Program to provide jobs for students with disabilities. The WRP is a national recruitment and referral program that connects
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Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III, gives his first salute to his workforce after assuming command of the 412th Test Wing July 18 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Teichert takes command of 412th Test Wing
Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600 at Edwards AFB, July 18. Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, officiated the ceremony held in front of the Edwards workforce, base leadership and friends and families. Teichert
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force seeks Sijan award nominations
Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award through Aug. 31.
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Patient simulators, which can blink, speak, bleed and allow students to monitor vital signs and administer drugs, are used for aeromedical evacuation training by active-duty, reserve and ANG Airmen, as well as, members of other services and partner nations, aboard C-17 and C-130 mockups during the Flight Nurse and Aeromedical Technician Course at the 711th Human Performance Wing's U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) The School of Air Evacuation to hold 75th anniversary in conjunction with USAFSAM’s centennial celebrations
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The School of Air Evacuation is celebrating their 75th anniversary August 2 and 3 at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.    “As part of USAFSAM’s centennial celebration, the two-day event will honor the past, present and future of aeromedical evacuation,” said Elizabeth Miller, Deputy
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Staff Sgt. Adan Nunez and Airman 1st Class Tyler Russell, 388th Maintenance Squadron, prepare cargo during an exercise July 13, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Hill Airmen conduct joint cargo exercise
The ability to rapidly deploy with America’s newest stealth fighter was tested here recently during a joint cargo exercise. The exercise tested the readiness of the Airmen in the 388th Maintenance Group and Hill’s cargo specialists in the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
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388th Maintenance group 3-D printer 388th Maintenance Group eying future time, cost savings with 3-D printing
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Inside a simple-looking building just off of Hill’s flight line, Airmen are tinkering with advanced technology to bring the future of cost-effective maintenance to America’s most advanced fighter aircraft.  The 388th Maintenance Group’s Air Force Repair and Enhancement Program shop recently acquired a 3-D printer with
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Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, front, speaks at an event June 28 after being introduced by Daniel Pullin, dean of the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. June 28. He was the inaugural speaker of a distinguished speaker series hosted at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business. His lecture centered on the theme of “Intersection of Innovation + Armed Services.” AFSC Commander touts importance of innovation to Air Force, community
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, recently spoke at the inaugural session of a distinguished speaker series hosted by the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business. Levy spoke about the ways in which the Air Force embraces innovation and the similarities shared with the business community.
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