Edwards Air Force Base Moves To HPCON C

Air Force Featured Stories

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Top NASCAR Driver to Unveil Race Car with Anti-drug Message

    Members of the media are invited to cover the visit of two-time Winston Cup race winner Jimmy Spencer here April 9 and 10.Spencer will sign autographs and unveil his new Busch series car, co-sponsored by the Air Force and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 9


    The U.S. Air Force announced a partnership today with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to carry anti-drug messages to millions of young people with a specially designed “Racing: My Anti-Drug” car to be driven by rookie Stuart Kirby during 15 televised races this year.The Air Force


    Air Force officials investigating the Oct. 14, 2001, crash of an Air Force HH-60G into the Kissimmee River in the Avon Park Military Operating Area near Patrick AFB, Fla., determined pilot error caused the accident.The HH-60, assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was the

  • Teacher sends pupil on 'road less traveled'

    One of my elementary teachers, Mrs. Lovell, made a huge impact on my life.She was the kind of teacher who taught us so much more than the three Rs. She taught us about life.I remember one day when she showed us slides of her family vacation in Hawaii. Some showed the USS Arizona Memorial with its

  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Announces Retirement

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Jim Finch recently announced his plans to retire this summer. The 28-year veteran will have nearly three years in the position when he steps down. A formal ceremony is scheduled for June 28 on Bolling Air Force Base, DC.“Selecting an appropriate retirement

  • Chief of staff approves patriotic outreach program

    A program designed by the Air Force to unite Americans in support of their military has recently been approved by the Air Force Chief of Staff.The program seeks support from key groups such as families, employers, politicians, educators, community leaders and media, through myriad ways such as

  • Mentorship gives everyone chance for growth

    There's no question, I would not be a chief today if it weren't for my first mentor in the Air Force. The year was 1986. I was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz.I was a young technical sergeant without a plan -- somewhat stagnant -- and not really concerned with where I'd be

  • Vice President makes first stop to Air Force troops in Middle East

    In his first stop to an Operation Enduring Freedom base in the Middle East, Vice President Dick Cheney visited the 366th Air Expeditonary Wing here March 17.As part of his 10-day, 12-nation tour of the region, the vice president addressed servicemembers on the vital role they’re playing in the war

  • I'm here to serve

    I needed a job, and I was thinking about enlisting.My father, a retired Navy chief, recommended the Air Force. He's never said if he was looking out for me or the Navy. He also talked about it not being a regular job, the importance of country, the significance of duty, sacrifice and honor, living

  • Air Force Announces Communications Directorate

    In a realignment designed to enhance the responsiveness, impact, and cost-effectiveness of its public affairs and communications efforts, the United States Air Force today announced the consolidation of several existing organizations into a combined Communications Directorate at the Headquarters of

  • How to distinguish yourself from the pack

    The fourth quarter and annual award deadlines have come and gone. The question lingers: What does it take to be recognized? For commanders, recognition is a hot-button issue.Why is it so contentious? For officers and enlisted people, recognition as a quarterly or annual award winner can be a bullet

  • Contributions ease stress in time of need

    For more than 22 years, nearly the whole of my professional life, I have never defaulted on a loan, been late with a payment or needed help to pay my bills. I'm quite proud of that achievement. However, a serious family illness 18 months ago put me face to face with an emotional and financial

  • Air Force Announces Maxwell AFB Civilian Reduction in Force

    The Air Force announced today a reduction in force (RIF) of approximately 104 civilian employees at Maxwell AFB, Ala.RIF is a structured, orderly process through which employees are separated or changed to a lower grade. It is used when necessary to balance the number of employees with the number

  • Air Force Has New Top Lawyer

    Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Fiscus was named the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General during an investiture ceremony at the Pentagon today. As the Air Force’s senior uniformed attorney, he provides legal advice, opinions and assistance to the chief of staff, Air Staff, and Air Force commanders and