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  • AFMC beta-testing diagnostic fitness assessments

    The Air Force Materiel Command will offer diagnostic fitness assessments to Airmen starting Jan. 20. As the Air Force continues to review the overall current fitness assessment guidance for Airmen, the AFMC has elected to implement diagnostic testing as a potential part of the policy change.
  • Blueprint Leadership Podcast with CMSAF Wright: Episode 2 Featuring CSAF General Goldfein

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright talks leadership, resiliency and all things Air Force with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein.
  • Leaders from across the Air Force gather to discuss force development advancement

    Airmen from all major commands, joined stakeholders from Headquarters Air Force, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability and the Air National Guard to collaborate on force development efforts within their respective areas and across the Air Force.
  • DoD releases 2020 CONUS COLA rates

    The Defense Department released Dec. 20 the 2020 Continental United States Cost of Living Allowance rates, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. In 2020, the total number of service members receiving CONUS COLA will decline by 2,600.
  • Air Force sets foundation for energy optimization, lethality

    As 2020 approaches and the Air Force prepares to take on the challenges of the next decade, we must also review our successes and lessons learned from the last year. For Air Force Operational Energy, 2019 was a year for laying the foundation to build a more optimized and lethal force in the years to come.
  • F-16 downs drone during cruise missile defense testing

    The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket Dec. 19, providing a proof of concept for using rockets queued from an F-16 Fighting Falcon targeting pod as viable munitions to perform cruise missile defense.
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Military conducts first test of Advanced Battle Management System

    The Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat.
  • Retiring Det 9 chief recalls life-changing mission

    For Chief Master Sgt. William Ewing, who recently retired as Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Det. 9 senior enlisted adviser, a selfless decision to join an explosive ordnance disposal team on a mission in Iraq became an experience he will endure the rest of his life.
  • Veterans with Veteran Health ID Card can shop at Military Exchange starting Jan. 1

    The Defense Department has expanded commissary and Military Service Exchange access.
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