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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.

New AFSVC school liaison division aims to further improve support for dependent education
February 15, 2024
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DAF senior enlisted advisors discuss Airmen, Guardians in the fight
February 15, 2024
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, Gerald Murry, the 14th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force John Bentivegna discus the importance of properly empowering, training and equipping the enlisted force to prepare for Great Power Competition during a panel Feb. 14, 2024, at the Air and Space Forces Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo.

Air Force to re-introduce warrant officer rank, other major changes
February 14, 2024
Four people, two in uniforms, sit in chairs on a stage. Behind them a projection screen has the words "AFA Warfare Symposium -- A Professional Development Event."

DAF leaders lock arms, present plan to reoptimize Air Force, Space Force
February 13, 2024
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall leads the panel discussion “Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition: A Senior Leaders Discussion” with Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Kristyn Jones, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin and Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman during the Air and Space Forces Association 2024 Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo., Feb. 12, 2024.

Air Force retired officers, enlisted members can rejoin active duty to offset personnel shortfalls
February 8, 2024
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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)

CMSAF prioritizes quality of life at House hearing
February 1, 2024
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WAPS testing going digital in February 2024
January 30, 2024
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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

Air Force mourns 5th CMSAF passing
January 18, 2024
Robert D. Gaylor, the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, passed away Jan. 17, at the age of 93. Among his numerous achievements as CMSAF, he played a significant role in the creation of the Air Force’s new maternity uniform and pushed for a policy change allowing junior enlisted Airmen undergoing a permanent change of station to transport their families at the government’s expense. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAF streamlines awards process
January 18, 2024

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.

Civilian development nomination window opens Jan. 10
January 8, 2024
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‘Are You Ready?’: DAF marks National Mentoring Month
January 8, 2024

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)

DAF sets documentation requirements for pet travel expense reimbursement
January 4, 2024
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Nathaniel Bochenek, 3rd Airlift Squadron pilot, pets Ranger Matthews, USO of Delaware emotional support dog, during Operation Cookie Drop at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2023. The Dover AFB Chapel and USO of Delaware delivered more than 3,000 cookies provided by Team Dover members to Airmen across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amanda Jett)

AFIMSC Strong Bonds program enhancements promote wellbeing of the force, families
January 2, 2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jayson Waughtel, an aircraft structural maintenance specialist with the 126th Maintenance Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, and his family work on creating a family mission statement in Lake Geneva, Wis., Aug. 25, 2017. Fourteen Illinois Air National Guard families participated in a chaplain-led Strong Bonds weekend retreat to learn how to strengthen family relationships through the “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” curriculum. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

Gen. Jim Slife promoted to general, assumes AF’s second highest military position
January 1, 2024
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen CQ Brown, Jr. administers the Oath of Office to newly appointed Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Jim Slife during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Dec 29, 2023.

DAF announces Spark Tank 2024 finalists
December 20, 2023
AFWERX Spark Tank 2024 graphic.