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Around the Air Force: PCS allowances, Air Task Forces, all-volunteer force
May 24, 2024
In this week's look around the Air Force, a policy update provides Airmen and Guardians better financial security during school and training moves, Air Task Forces test new ways to generate deployable Units of Action under the Air Force Force Generation model, and senior leaders meet to discuss the state of the force and explore strategies for improving recruitment and talent management.

Around the Air Force: SECAF Flight Test, Rapid Autonomous Aircraft, JROTC Instructor Expansion
May 17, 2024
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall experiences autonomous flight in the front seat of the VISTA aircraft, researchers create and deploy small unmanned aerial systems in just a few hours, and JROTC instructor positions are open to veterans and currently serving Guard and Reserve Airmen. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Around the Air Force: Warrant Officers Needed, Collaborative Combat Aircraft, Five & Thrive Expands
May 3, 2024
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Airmen can now submit applications to become warrant officers in information technology and cyber career fields, two industry partners are awarded contracts under the Collaborative Combat Aircraft program, and the Five & Thrive initiatives expand to include Reservists and their families.

Around the Air Force: CSAF Letter to Airmen, Lodging Improvements, Commercial Space Strategy
April 26, 2024
In this week’s look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David Allvin pens a letter to Airmen detailing how the service is following through on planned efforts, service-wide lodging updates are under way improving guest experiences, and the Space Force unveils a new Commercial Space Strategy increasing collaboration with space industries.

Around the Air Force: Caring for families, lifestyle medicine, workspace anywhere
March 29, 2024
In this week’s look around the Air Force, senior enlisted advisors from the Air Force and Space Force testify to Congress on the importance of quality-of-life initiatives, medical experts discuss the well-being of service members and the role of lifestyle medicine on Great Power Competition, and an IT solution to enable government applications and websites from any device. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jazmin Granger)

Around the Air Force: Airmen and Guardians in the fight, cyber and IT warrant officers
February 23, 2024
This week's look Around the Air Force highlights the Department's senior enlisted advisors plans to empower and equip Airmen and Guardians to prepare for Great Power Competition, and the Air Force reintroducing the rank of warrant officer for information technology and cyber career fields.

Around the Air Force: Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition
February 16, 2024
This week's look Around the Air Force highlights the announcement of sweeping changes in the Department of the Air Force to reshape, refocus, and reoptimize the Air Force and Space Force to ensure continued supremacy in those domains while also better posturing the services to deter and, if necessary, prevail in an era of Great Power Competition.

Around the Air Force: Recruiter Health Care, Better EOD Robots, Ejection Seat Testing
February 2, 2024
This week's look around the Air Force highlights an effort to provide better healthcare solutions for recruiters in remote locations, an upgrade to explosive ordnance disposal robots, and testing of a new ejection seat configuration for the new T-7A trainer aircraft. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Travis Burcham)

Around the Air Force: Remembering Chief Gaylor, Cope North 24, virtual ID renewal
January 26, 2024
Around the Air Force: Remembering Chief Gaylor, Cope North 24, Virtual ID Renewal

Around the Air Force: Military Justice Reform, Pet Expense Reimbursement, Ranger School Recruits
January 12, 2024
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the Offices of Special Trial Counsel taking over prosecution for sexual assault and other serious crimes, reimbursing pet travel expenses for permanent change of station moves, and the Army Ranger School looking for Airmen and Guardian candidates.

Around the Air Force: Slife becomes Vice Chief, X-37B launch, F-15EX testing
January 5, 2024
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights Gen. James Slife becoming the 41st Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Space Force and Space X launch the 7th mission of the X-37B, and two F-15EX Eagles arrive at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for testing. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Stephani Barge)

Around the Air Force: Rated Preparatory Program, Reserve Cyber Commissions, Commercial Air Refueling
December 1, 2023
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Around the Air Force: Allvin welcome ceremony, spouse business benefit, childcare subletting expand
November 27, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the new Chief of Staff, Gen. David W. Allvin is welcomed by the force, a new benefit aids spouse-owned small businesses, and a new app helps military families find short-term childcare. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Travis Burcham)

Around the Air Force: Brown becomes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, more affordable childcare Fees, trailblazer Leavitt retires
October 6, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, General CQ Brown, Jr. Is the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fees for childcare are restructured to help lower-income families, and Lt. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt retires after a historic trailblazing career that includes being the first female fighter pilot in the USAF.

Around the Air Force: Leaders talk global security challenges
September 25, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, leaders talk about how the department is changing in light of great power competition in their keynote speeches at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland. (Hosted by Senior Airman Saomy Sabournin)

Around the Air Force: gender relations survey, special leave changes, promotion board alignment
September 8, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, selected servicemembers can take the DoD gender relations survey anonymously, Special Leave Accrual has some important changes, and the Air Force is aligning promotion boards for officers to evaluation closeout dates. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jazmin Granger)

Around the Air Force: NCO Retraining Revamp, Aviator Retention, Quantum
August 25, 2023
Around the Air Force: NCO Retraining Revamp, Aviator Retention, Quantum

Around the Air Force: CSAF Nomination, Wedgetail Agreement, Leadership Titles Change
August 4, 2023
 

Around the Air Force: PCSing/bonuses on Hold, General Brown testifies, Climate Campaign Plan
July 21, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, permanent change of station moves and bonus programs are on hold, General CQ Brown, Jr. testifies in the Senate for his confirmation hearing to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Air Force takes action with the release of the Climate Campaign Plan.

Around the Air Force: Space Force base preferences, legacy aviation bonus, malicious email
June 16, 2023
In this week’s look around the Air Force, the Space Force announces preferred locations for units, some pilots can apply now for special bonus pay, and a fake e-mail is circulating that servicemembers need to be aware of. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Kahdija Slaughter)