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CMSAF visits Holloman AFB, Operation Allies Welcome support
Bass received a firsthand look at Task Force-Holloman operations, which included touring the life support area housing service members temporarily deployed in support of Operation Allies Welcome, the in-processing center, quality of life support, and Aman Omid Village where Afghan evacuees reside.
Kendall stresses necessity of culture, language skills for building partner alliances in strategic competition
“I want to emphasize the important role language training and cultural understanding play in today’s global operations,” Kendall said in his keynote address. “Language is a warfighting capability. Our language-enabled Airmen and Guardians operate in foreign countries around the world, and their ability to communicate in a foreign language and understand cultural nuances are critical to their success.”
Around the Air Force: New Enlisted Promotion Scoring, SECAF’s To-Do List, AMC’s New Commander
This week’s look Around the Air Force includes changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall discusses the future for Airmen and Guardians, and Air Mobility Command welcomes a new commander. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Britt Crolley)
18th AES Airmen save life
An hour into their flight, a group of 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron members responded to an overhead message calling for medical assistance where they then provided aid to a passenger, which potentially saved his life.
Domestic abuse, violence victim shares her story
My husband was an active-duty soldier stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. The first time he failed a drug test and his leadership went to bat for him. Understandably, they didn’t want to leave him behind. He was demoted, put on extra duty for a month and ordered to briefly attend substance abuse classes.
Spangdahlem refuels BTF bombers with VIPER kit for first time
Spangdahlem AB employed the VIPER kit by refueling B-1s participating in Bomber Task Force - Europe 22-1, following NATO allied integration during an operation in the Baltic Region. This marks the first time the refueling system was used outside of F-16 Fighting Falcons in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe–Air Forces Africa theatre.
Eglin AFB test squadron releases GBU-72 for first time
The GBU-72 Advanced 5K Penetrator’s release marked the end of a test series planned by the 780th Test Squadron and performed by the 40th Flight Test Squadron.
Travis AFB DTRA ensures New START compliance
Col. William McNicol, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency department director for nuclear inspections related to the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, knows exactly how important his job is, but nevertheless upholds the mechanisms to keep him and his team sharp.
Fiscal year 21 drives innovation, readiness across command, enterprise
The Air Force Materiel Command executed more than $68.5 billion across all funding areas in fiscal year 2021, closing out the year 99.9% obligated despite challenges related to COVID-19, Operation Allies Refuge and Welcome, underfunded enterprise programs, innovation needs and more.
Air Force announces changes for enlisted promotion recommendation points
Air Force officials recently announced changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System’s promotion recommendation point matrix.
DAF COVID-19 Statistics - Oct. 12, 2021
Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel.
Air Force rescue personnel support NEO weeks before the fall of Kabul
The U.S. Air Force led the largest NEO in U.S. history — in 17 days the DoD evacuated approximately 124,000 people, including 6,000 Americans.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Directorate on boarded into the ISR and Cyber Effects Operations staff
Headquarters Air Force staff officially transferred the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Superiority Directorate from strategy, integration and requirements directorate to the intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations directorate Oct. 1.
DAF expands civilian employee assistance program
The Department of the Air Force expanded its Employee Assistance Program Oct. 1, following a recent contract award by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center.
FYSA: SecAF Frank Kendall
For your situational awareness, it’s going to take "One Team, One Fight" for the Air Force to compete, deter, and win today and into the future. In this episode, the 26th Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall outlines some of his priorities that he hopes will ensure an edge over near-peer competition, including: bolstering relations with defense industry partners; taking care of the families of Airmen and Guardians; getting meaningful military capabilities into the hands of Airmen and Guardian operators; closing the gap on disparity in the forces; and of course, protecting the health of the Total Force by making sure everyone is safeguarded from the COVID-19 virus.