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  • Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program

    Under the Rocket Cargo Vanguard, the Air Force Research Laboratory will lead a science and technology effort to determine the viability and utility of using large commercial rockets for Department of Defense global logistics, potentially expanding the portfolio of capabilities the USSF presents to combatant commanders.
  • Exchange officers conferred Sword of Honor

    At a gala event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, June 2, the 2020 Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation Sword of Honor was awarded to the top performing exchange officers from the U.S. and U.K., recognizing excellence in pursuit of aviation.
  • Mission planning team supports JADC2 through agile software development

    In an effort to facilitate Joint All-Domain Command and Control, a team at Hanscom recently demonstrated a new agile cloud-based aircraft mission planning application. JOMS Core Mission Planning, or JOMS CMP, is an aircraft transit planning software that leverages CloudOne to identify users and shape the mission planning environment for that individual planner.
  • DAF releases FY22 budget proposal, journeys to the Air and Space Forces of 2030

    The Department’s $173.7 billion request includes the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force budgets. The Air Force’s budget of $156.3 billion is a 2.3% increase and the Space Force’s budget of $17.4 billion is a 13.1% increase from FY 2021.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • BLUE: The Quantum Frontier

    In the race to master and harness advanced technology, the Air Force is making strides within quantum research, bringing “Q-Day” to fruition sooner. Q-Day, or the day all Airmen have access to quantum technology, is the ultimate goal. The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the way into the quantum frontier.
  • With its promise and performance confirmed, ABMS moves to a new phase

    After 18 months exploring new ways to better connect the joint force alongside a growing cadre of industry partners, the Department of the Air Force is ready to move ABMS from the drawing board into the hands of warfighters.
  • Why does my kid’s school need to know we are military?

    Every year my kid’s school asks me – multiple times – if we are military. It doesn’t matter where we live, they always want to know … during registration, enrollment, and mid-semester! Why do they care? Why does it matter? Should I tell them? For the longest time, I answered “No,” because I figured it was none of their business. It turns out I was WRONG! There are at least three reasons why schools ask for military affiliation.
  • DAF releases update on telework, remote work guidance

    The DAF guidance memorandum, DoDI1035.01_DAFI 36-816 Telework Program, provides necessary clarification and expands the Department’s use of telework and remote work based on current lessons learned, pending a comprehensive review of the Department of the Air Force telework program.
  • Force generators train future Airmen

    To maintain the competitive edge over adversaries, the Air Force must select the best Airmen to train and educate the next generation of Airmen.
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