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  • KC-46 Pegasus connects with fifth-generation fighter

    Pictured above: A KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker from the 418th Flight Test Squadron connects with an F-35 Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron Jan. 22 during a test sortie over California. It is the first time the new aerial tanker connected with a fifth-generation fighter. The 418th FLTS is overseeing Phase III testing of the
  • Hanscom division puts innovation funds to good use

    Communications and Information Division officials here used more than $43,000 of fiscal year 2018 innovation funds to consolidate information technology assets for most 66th Air Base Group units.
  • ‘Move the flag’ visit to Hill a success

    The first ‘move the flag’ visit by Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, and other center leadership to Hill Air Force Base Feb. 3-8 was a success, according to officials. Describing the visit, the general said, “it was a tremendous opportunity to interact with our military and civilian Airmen, as well as the community. We
  • Enterprise hiring effort draws new talent, faster

    AFMC improved its civilian hiring timeliness by 12 percent in fiscal year 2018 and continues to speed up the employment process in FY19. Four major secretary-approved hiring initiatives are providing positive returns, particularly when coupled with continued process improvements in all talent acquisition areas.
  • AFSAC and AFRL hosts Indian military delegation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate and the Air Force Research Laboratory headquartered here, recently hosted senior officials from the Indian Armed Forces and government for discussions and a tour of research facilities on base.The visit was organized under a cooperative program led
  • Financially prepared and mission-ready

    Service members file for bankruptcy at a higher rate than their civilian counterparts.* The leading cause of bankruptcy among the civilian population in the U.S. is medical expenses. However, for those wearing the uniform, this falls to consumer debt. Taking the time to create a financial spending plan can eliminate many of the common risks that lead to debt and make you a security risk as a result.
  • AFRL Senior Scientist Emeritus elected to National Academy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions afforded to an engineer. For one Air Force engineer, it’s the culmination of a long and storied career. Dr. Sheldon (Lee) Semiatin, from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
  • AFICA partnership delivers COOL program for Airmen

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- In partnership with Air University and The Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency recently delivered a follow-on contract to help enlisted Airmen get civilian-recognized credentials for their post-Air Force careers.The Air Force Credentialing Opportunities
  • Air Force announces adult, youth artists of the year

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Air Force Services Activity recently announced the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest.With more than 1,800 entries submitted by over 1,100 artists, it was clear creativity is in great supply at U.S. Air Force installations. “I’m more and more impressed with the shape, colors, textures, and overall
  • AFLCMC fielding new Personnel Locator Beacons

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In an effort to improve aircrew safety and save lives, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Agile Combat Support Directorate headquartered here is fielding 12,000 new personnel locator beacons to aircrews in most fixed wing aircraft across the Air Force fleet.Known as the URT-46, the beacons are being