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  • An introduction – Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett

    Barbara M. Barrett is a lawyer, a rancher and instrument-rated pilot with a long history of corporate and federal service, including serving as ambassador to Finland and in senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aeronautics Board. Before she was 30, she was an executive with two global Fortune 500 companies.
  • Big wins for small business expected at Air Force Space Pitch Day

    During Air Force Space Pitch Day, small businesses and startups pitch to a specific Air Force space mission set in hopes of scoring a contract with the Air Force.
  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • Chief Data Office announces capabilities for the VAULT Data Platform

    The VAULT Platform now has a set of tools to support a full lifecycle of data exploitation activities. It is now possible to ingest data, manage storage, manage metadata, manipulate, cleanse and experiment with data and visualize analytics results.
  • Air Force joins other services to address military privatized housing

    The Air Force is working on numerous initiatives to address the health, safety and quality concerns of service members and their families living in privatized housing. These initiatives are grouped along five major lines of effort.
  • Air Force announces newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 16.
  • Barbara Barrett embraces modernization, ensuring Air Force ‘competitive edge’ in Senate hearing

    In a largely routine 2 hour, 20-minute hearing that moved her nomination forward to a confirmation vote by the full Senate, Barrett echoed a set of priorities that have been often described by the Air Force’s civilian and military leadership.
  • C-130 rainbow fitting inspections near completion

    Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of a fleet-wide time compliance technical order, C-130 maintainers have inspected and verified the viability of 108 of the 123 affected aircrafts’ lower center wing joints, or “rainbow fittings,” allowing for their safe return to service.
  • Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”

    In Air Force-speak, the Spark Collider “will accelerate the matching of Air Force problems with viable solutions” by being equal parts speed dating, tech showcase and pitch sessions. The Air Force’s effort to innovate is part of a central tenet for defending the United States as outlined in the National Defense Strategy.
  • AFMC Airman named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019

    An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
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