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Default Air Force Logo Air Force to radically reduce instructions
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the Air Force will rescind, review and rewrite the more than 1,300 Air Force Instructions over the next 24 months in order to allow greater flexibility and mission focus.
0 8/04
2017
Air Force leaders recently released new Air Force priorities. Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities
In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day.
0 8/02
2017
The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent’s (GBSD) Model-Based Systems Engineering team from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was recently recognized for setting future acquisition program standards with the 2016 Acquisition Excellence Continuous Process Improvement Award. Pictured from the left are: Phillip Ingraham, Nicholas Maughan, Rob Watson, Irvin Jacob, Roy Ramey, Col. Heath Collins, Karl Rogers, Bruce Arnold, Alex Landon, Kyle Fox and Mark Elkins. (U.S. Air Force photo) AFNWC nuclear experts capture acquisition awards
Experts from the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Hill Air Force Base recently received Air Force acquisition excellence awards. These awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in managing, developing and implementing Air Force acquisition programs.
0 7/26
2017
Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron survey an enemy-controlled landing zone before calling in close-air support  Aug. 14, 2014, at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich. TACPs will soon get access to the Tactical Transportable Gateway, whichl replaces the aged Air Support Operations Center Gateway communication node for deployed troops, linking ground forces with corps and division headquarters and air support, while providing situational awareness for areas as large as California. The current ASOC Gateway sits on two server racks on the back of a Humvee and is comprised of multiple vintage communication components, sewn together out of necessity during 15 years of continuous combat. The TTG reduces that footprint to the size of a suitcase.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer) TACPs call Hanscom for better signal
The Tactical Transportable Gateway will replace the aged Air Support Operations Center Gateway communication node for deployed troops, linking ground forces with corps and division headquarters and air support, while providing situational awareness for areas as large as California.
0 7/25
2017
SMART Symposium AFMC hosts first SMART Symposium, highlighting civilian career opportunties
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Selected scholars and senior leaders across Department of Defense attended the first Science and Mathematics for Research Transformation (SMART) Scholar Symposium July 18-19 at Wright-Patterson AFB.Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and hosted by the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC)
0 7/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Innovations enabling AEDC spirit to soar
AEDC engineers and researchers are a restless bunch. They’re constantly improvising and coming up with new and innovative ways to be more effective and efficient while reducing risk and avoiding significant costs. Innovation is a key focus in the U.S. Air Force Vision. This vision recognizes the fact that President Harry S. Truman played an
0 7/20
2017
A C-17 assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron airdrops an intermediate range ballistic missile target as part of a Missile Defense Agency test July 11 over the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Air Force image) 418th FLTS supports Missile Defense Agency test success
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron air-launched a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii July 11. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon system located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target. Preliminary indications are that
0 7/19
2017
A U.S Air Force E-3 Sentry taxis past a NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft on June 7, 2017, at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany. The Planning Development office at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is developing options for future concepts for advanced battle management and surveillance capabilities. Efforts on ABMS provide the warfighter with command and control capabilities currently conducted by AWACS. Analysis of this project is expected to be complete by March 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer) Planning a system’s entire life cycle
The Development Planning team is charged with equipping the force for future challenging operational environments. The office is currently supporting two capability development analysis projects. One is in the early acquisition stages and has the goal of upgrading a command and control system housed at North American Air Defense, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, designed to warn senior leaders of an impending nuclear attack. Findings are expected in June 2018. Another project focuses on future concepts for advanced battle management and surveillance capabilities. Efforts on ABMS provide the warfighter with command and control capabilities currently conducted by E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Analysis of this project is expected to be complete by March 2018.
0 7/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Four AFMC senior civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Four Air Force Materiel Command senior civilians were among those Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
0 7/14
2017
A panel of leaders from various organizations on base decide which one of three design proposals to pursue following presentations at Bldg. 3000. Pictured left to right: Dan Osburn, 412th Test Engineering Group; Peter Burke, 412th Electronic Warfare Group; Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kwok, 412th Operations Group; Kyle Schaller, 771st Test Squadron; and Tony Rubino, 412th Range Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities
The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10. Several engineers from around the base partnered with members of the Desert High School Robotics team to come up with a solution to a real-world test problem. The one-day competition consisted of three
0 7/13
2017
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