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  • 78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

    April 18 marks the 78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, in which Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, U.S. Army Air Forces, and Vice Adm. William F. Halsey Jr., U.S. Navy, led a joint bombing operation on the Japanese mainland aimed to inflict both material and psychological damage upon the enemy following the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
  • Special leave accrual for service members

    Today, Matthew Donovan, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a department-wide authorization for service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days. The department's actions to stem the spread of COVID-19 has significantly limited the ability of service members to take leave during this
  • Air Force seeks nominations for the Dr. Heather Wilson STEM, CSAF Ph.D. programs

    The Air Force opened the nomination window April 1 for the 2021 Dr. Heather Wilson science, technology, engineering and math Ph.D. program and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force captains’ prestigious Ph.D. program.
  • 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.
  • CSAF letter to commanders

    Wing Commanders (and Civilian Equivalents),Every one of you is dealing with the COVID-19 virus and the latest movement restrictions directed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Many of you will likely have an individual on your base or in your community who will test positive for the virus in the weeks ahead. In addition, you are dealing with daily
  • Air Force committed to supporting benefits of Tenant Bill of Rights

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and the service secretaries signed the Tenant Bill of Rights Feb. 25, empowering residents with processes to receive information, assistance, advocacy and insight into the housing maintenance work order processes.
  • Air Force senior leaders’ tri-signed letter

    The ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic is moving at a fast pace. Focus across the Nation remains on the actions we must all take to minimize possible exposure to this virus.
  • Two teams tie to win Spark Tank 2020

    For the first time, two teams tied to as winners of the Spark Tank 2020 competition at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 28.
  • Barrett highlights space, modernization, alliances, people as pressing priorities

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett said Feb. 27 that successfully launching the Space Force while also modernizing the Air Force, strengthening ties with allies and partners and ensuring a culture of trust for Airmen and their families are the priorities that will drive the service into a successful future.
  • 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.
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