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Goldfein emphasizes protecting force from COVID-19 while fulfilling all missions, operational priorities
March 19, 2020
— Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said March 18 there have been seven confirmed cases of the new coronavirus to date among active-duty personnel, but that the Air Force is “still conducting global missions … which is priority one.” ...
Latest Air Force trainees continue BMT with enhanced mitigation efforts
March 18, 2020
— For the 668 projected new U.S. Air Force recruits arriving here this week, basic military training is beginning with a 14-day restriction of movement, or ROM, as the service actively conducts mitigation procedures to slow down the spread of COVID-19...
Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions
March 15, 2020
— New travel restrictions for service members, Department of Defense civilians, and their families assigned to DOD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories...
Basic Military Training graduation parade canceled at JBSA-Lackland
March 12, 2020
— The 37th Training Wing canceled the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade scheduled for March 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s parade grounds out of concern for the safety of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to the coronavirus...
DOD issues flexible instructions on response to Coronavirus
March 10, 2020
— The Department of Defense issued memos responding to the need for operations to continue during the outbreak. The DOD documents build on messages from the Office of Personnel Management issued March 7...
Gen. Charles Q. Brown nominated to be next Air Force Chief of Staff
March 2, 2020
— If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Charles Q. Brown would assume one of the two highest positions in the Air Force from Gen. David L. Goldfein, who is retiring June 30 after four years as Chief of Staff. Brown would be the first African-American to serve as a service chief...
Air Force pushes tech boundaries at new software development facility
March 2, 2020
— The U.S. Air Force started the new year with a new venture, LevelUP Code Works, composed of Air Force and industry partners embracing a startup culture that values innovation...
AF Secretary highlights space, modernization, alliances, people as pressing priorities
February 28, 2020
— Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett said Feb. 27 that successfully launching the Space Force while also modernizing the Air Force, strengthening ties with allies and partners and ensuring a culture of trust for Airmen and their families are the priorities that will drive the service into a successful future...
Department of the Air Force to consider military family support measures in future basing decisions
February 27, 2020
— The Air Force approved criteria Feb. 24 to assess states’ policies for accepting professional, career licenses and a community’s public education system support of military children as part of its strategic basing process...
AFIMSC engineer honored with Bronze Star Medal
February 18, 2020
— Capt. Shane Lockridge received the award for his performance as the director of operations and engineer adviser for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from March 2018 to February 2019. ...
Pilot Training Next, Air Force ROTC partner for distance learning instruction
February 11, 2020
— For the first time ever, Air Force ROTC cadets with Detachment 536 at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, received real-time instruction remotely from a fully qualified Air Force instructor pilot sitting an airport in Louisiana...
AETC partners with UTSA to refine pilot candidate selection
February 7, 2020
— In an effort to gain more insight into what attributes could best predict the success of pilot training candidates, Air Education and Training Command turned to the data analytics program at the University of Texas-San Antonio to help them refine and validate the Pilot Candidate Selection Method as part of an Educational Partnership Agreement...
Air Force Chief of Staff offers optimistic update on AF’s evolution, future
January 28, 2020
— Creating a system that uses data, machine learning and state-of-the art software to seamlessly link “sensors to shooters” across all domains – air, land, sea, cyber and space – is among Goldfein’s highest priorities as the Air Force’s highest-ranking military officer...
AETC, AMC team up on VR solutions for modern C-130 training
January 27, 2020
— Headquarters Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and Air Education and Training Command have been working on a virtual-reality platform for maintenance training through Mass Virtual, a contractor that scans real-world objects to create virtual environments. ...
Air Force Aid Society launches new enhancements to its mobile budget app
January 15, 2020
— The initial version of the AFAS Budget Builder App was launched in 2018 and was created primarily as a budgeting tool to help Airmen and their families improve how they save and budget their money each month...
Air Force moving to comply with new certification requirements for Security Cooperation Workforce
January 14, 2020
— The Defense Security Cooperation Agency developed the requirements in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which directed the Defense Department to establish a Defense Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program...
Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas
January 6, 2020
— In preparation for its 75th anniversary, Sept. 18, 2022, the Air Force is soliciting birthday theme ideas from Total Force Airmen and civilians. Every year in September, the Department of the Air Force dedicates a theme to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday...
Pilot Training Next begins third iteration January 2020
December 26, 2019
— The Pilot Training Next program is part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to “reimagine” how learning is delivered to Airmen...
NORAD tracks Santa
December 24, 2019
— As the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts its primary mission of defending the homeland, it stands ready to continue its tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the globe Dec. 24...
2020 Air Force Marathon registration opens Jan. 1
December 10, 2019
— The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020...