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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
Default Air Force Logo Command's civilian, military Airmen serve as wingmen, lend support
Civilian, as well as military Airmen, serve as Wingmen in their military communities. Opportunities continue to arise for them to act as force multipliers to intervene and support one another.
0 7/31
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/28
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
A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron with eight PDU-5/B leaflet bombs underneath the left wing. The PDU-5/B is a repurposed Cluster Bomb Unit used to release leaflets (paper cut into a specific size). Leaflets are generally dropped during U.S. military psychological operations overseas. When released from the aircraft, a fuse is set to a certain time to tell the bomb to detonate and release the leaflets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.   In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.  
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
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