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  • Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service

    In a significant step that enhances the U.S. Space Force’s capabilities and development, the Department of the Air Force has identified 23 U.S. Air Force organizations whose space-related missions will soon transfer to the Space Force.
  • HH-60W ‘Jolly Green II’ follows footprints of rescue giants

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett revealed the name at the 2020 Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 27.
  • Air Force, USFWS partner to protect natural, cultural resources

    Air Force natural and cultural resources are now safer, thanks to a new conservation law enforcement partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AFCEC and USFWS formed a joint Conservation Law Enforcement Partnership, or CLEP, this fall, placing six CLEOs across five Air Force installations. These officers are responsible for preserving Air Force natural and cultural resources, as well as protecting those who participate in base recreation activities.
  • Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system

    The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system.
  • 704th Test Group successfully leading Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign

    After the success of the first range experiment of the Directed Energy (DE) Experimentation Campaign at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in October 2018, the 704th Test Group’s Directed Energy Combined Test Force (DE CTF) is now planning future experiments in support of the Campaign.The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and
  • Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

    The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.
  • Pawlikowski holds Commander's Call at Kirtland AFB

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, recently visited and provided an update on the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan during a Commander’s Call held for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory personnel.“Thank you for what you do,” Pawlikowski said. “It makes me
  • AFNWC expert wins AFA Welch award

    The Air Force Association recently honored an Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center colonel with the 2017 General Larry D. Welch Officer Award.
  • AFRL kicks off Commander’s Challenge 2017

    DAYTON, Ohio – The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge kicked off with teams and leaders from around Air Force Materiel Command coming together for a three-day conference at the Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center here Aug. 2, 2017.  AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley opened the 10th
  • Programmed Depot Maintenance: A major milestone in Minuteman III sustainment

    Since the first Minuteman I came on alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles have been the cornerstone of America’s nuclear deterrent force. Designed for a 10-year life, the Minuteman III is still going strong after more than 45 years as the ground-based leg of the U.S. Strategic Triad, one of the two legs the Air Force supports.
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