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  • Air Force expedites N95 mask production contract awards

    The Department’s Air Force Research Lab DPA Title 3 Executive Program Office, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Office for Industrial Policy and Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force, or DAF-ACT, finalized contracts within five days of White House Task Force approval.
  • 412th Test Wing Security Forces Squadron ramps up augmentation force training

    During a time of reduced manning levels when mission-essential personnel are the only ones allowed to work on Edwards Air Force Base due to the COVID-19 pandemic, units are coming up with unique, unconventional or alternative ways to continue with the mission and maintain a steady state as a force in readiness.
  • 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
  • Around the Air Force: A New Normal and A Message to Parents

    Today's look Around the Air Force features Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein addressing Air Force parents about COVID-19 concerns and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright begins a weekly video series, “The New Normal.”
  • 2019 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced

    Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2019 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award.
  • Air Force Salutes campaign to honor those working front lines

    Air Force Salutes campaign is a way Airmen can honor someone in their community who doesn’t wear the Air Force uniform but still embodies the Air Force core value of service before self.
  • AMC Airmen conduct historic first aeromedical evacuation mission using Transport Isolation System

    The aeromedical evacuation mission, REACH 725, marked the first operational use of the Transport Isolation System since its development during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the first movement of COVID-19 positive patients aboard U.S. Air Force aircraft. AFIMSC 763rd Specialized Contracting Squadron worked behind the scenes to make sure TIS units were in place when needed. See related link for more information.
  • Around the Air Force: General Goldfein Addresses the Air Force’s Top Priorities During COVID-19

    Today’s look Around the Air Force features a Facebook Live video in which Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright address the Air Force’s top priorities during the current COVID-19 stop motion. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Timmethy James)
  • 412th Force Support Squadron works to make ‘support’ the first word in its identity

    At a time when, by necessity, the majority of Team Edwards either teleworks or takes administrative leave in response to COVID-19, there are certain duties that, by necessity, must be accomplished on base every day.
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