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Forging the future, first-ever virtual Air Force Women’s Fly-In boldly leads the way
May 12, 2020
— With a nod to female aviation pioneers as the backdrop, the event was open to all Airmen regardless of gender or career field, and helped Airmen create networks to learn more about experiences, leadership and life...
Air Force signs agreement for oral fluid coronavirus testing at Air Force installations
April 20, 2020
— The Department of the Air Force signed an agreement April 17 with Curative, Inc., to deploy and scale an oral fluid coronavirus test, which recently received an FDA emergency use authorization, across Air Force installations...
Special leave accrual for service members
April 20, 2020
— Matthew Donovan, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a department-wide authorization April 6 for service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days...
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...
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 Secretary: Time to move forward with Space Force
December 12, 2019
— A lack of understanding by Americans of the importance of space is hurting the effort to establish the Space Force, the secretary of the Air Force said Dec. 7...
Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal
October 29, 2019
— The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location...
Senate confirms new Air Force secretary
October 18, 2019
— The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Barbara Barrett to be the 25th Secretary of the Air Force Oct. 16, clearing the way for the experienced pilot and former ambassador to lead the service as it faces new threats globally and in space...
Air Force secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue on plan for new officer promotion categories
June 3, 2019
— Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shared in a memorandum to wing, numbered Air Force and major command commanders May 31, on a draft plan for new Line of the Air Force officer promotion categories...
Air Force, Army, Navy Secretaries host first national discussion on sexual assault, harassment
April 8, 2019
— Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson joined her Army and Navy counterparts April 4-5, for the first national discussion on sexual assault and sexual harassment at America’s colleges, universities and service academies summit at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis...
Secretary of the Air Force announces resignation
March 12, 2019
— Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso. Wilson will continue to serve as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force until May 2019...
Secretary of the Air Force talks innovation across JBSA, Austin
July 2, 2018
— Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited AFWERX-Austin, Pilot Training Next and Joint Base San Antonio June 27-29 to see firsthand the focus Airmen in the area are placing on improving readiness, cost-effective modernization and developing exceptional leaders...
Air Force secretary: This is about lethality and mission effectiveness
February 26, 2018
— Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of innovation and research and development during her State of the Air Force speech at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22. ...
Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 budget addresses great power competition
February 13, 2018
— The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality and cost-effectively modernize...
Air Force announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign
July 18, 2017
— Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”...
Mattis welcomes new SecAF home
May 17, 2017
— Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremoniously swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon May 16, 2017...
Disbrow delivers State of the AF
March 3, 2017
— Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 3. ...
White House nominates Wilson to become Air Force secretary
January 26, 2017
— President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23, that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force...
AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards
January 10, 2017
— The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9...
SECAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new "Little Blue Book"
August 28, 2015
— Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody delivered the initial handout of the pamphlet,...