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CMSAF discusses leading with purpose
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright represents the highest enlisted level of leadership and provides direction for the enlisted force, representing their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. Wright’s speech focused on taking care of Airmen and continuing to develop a combative edge for future efforts.
Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder
“To become a more competitive acquisition system, the Air Force needs to be aware of trends in technology,” said Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics. “The world is changing, we have to change with it. The key is to decide which technology will be successful and being able to act on those trends with a system that is leaner, meaner and faster than our opponents.”
Goldfein details Air Force’s move toward a ‘fully networked,’ multi-domain future
In his remarks, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein unveiled the ambitious move toward “multi-domain operations” or MDO. He described the need for the Air Force to reshape itself in response to a new “character” of warfare that is driven as much by “cognition” as platforms.
AFGSC commander speaks on competitive edge, long-term strategic competition
Starting with the shift in our nation’s defensive posture as a result of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, highlighted the reemergence of long-term strategic competition and great power competition. Key to this discussion is the role the Air Force plays and the capabilities that tie into the competitive edge.
Acting SecAF Donovan highlights progress in achieving ‘Air Force We Need’ in speech at Air Space Cyber Conference
The Air Force, Donovan said, is making progress even as it copes with new threats and shifting geopolitics. The Air Force is “digging out of the readiness hole” while also embracing the creation of the Space Force as a new and separate branch of the U.S. military.
Acting SecAF Donovan announces B-21 manufacturing, testing locations
While speaking at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Donovan remarked on the Air Force’s B-21 program noting, “the development of the B-21 Raider is on schedule and the first test aircraft is under production at the same production facility in Palmdale, California, as its predecessor, the B-2. The first flight of the Raider will take it from Palmdale to Edwards AFB, where the legacy of excellence will continue with the reactivation of the 420th Flight Test Squadron.”
Air Force announces newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 16.
Kentucky Air Guardsman earns Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan
Keller earned the combat award — second only to the Medal of Honor — for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States during his participation in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Around the Air Force: Mobility Guardian 2019 / B-1B Lancer / Air Force Be Ready App
Today's look around the Air Force features the launch of exercise Mobility Guardian 2019, possible modifications to the B-1B Lancer, and the Air Force "Be Ready" mobile app for hurricane and natural disaster preparation and recovery. (Hosted by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario)
Barbara Barrett embraces modernization, ensuring Air Force ‘competitive edge’ in Senate hearing
In a largely routine 2 hour, 20-minute hearing that moved her nomination forward to a confirmation vote by the full Senate, Barrett echoed a set of priorities that have been often described by the Air Force’s civilian and military leadership.
Air Force releases 2019 Artificial Intelligence Strategy
The strategy provides definition, context and purpose for artificial intelligence in the Air Force, and is the service’s annex to the Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
Air Force generals Goldfein, Brown make historic visit to Vietnam
For Americans of a certain age like Goldfein and Brown, Vietnam remains an unshakable memory even today, 44 years after the era-defining war ended. The memory and the reactions it triggers are even more pronounced for people like Goldfein and Brown – second-generation service members whose fathers fought in a war whose legacy continues to influence military thinking and strategy to this day.
AFH1 phone app available now on Apple and Google Play
The AFH1 app includes the “The Air Force Handbook 1,” and study guide, as well as Air Force Instruction 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, known as the “The Little Brown Book.” There is also access to the “The Little Blue Book” which focuses on the profession of arms. Other tools such as flash cards, audio and practice tests can also be found on the app.
AMC’s largest exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 begins
Mobility Guardian 2019 is set to be AMC’s largest full-spectrum readiness exercise to date. Forty-six U.S. aircraft will join aircraft from 29 international partners, along with more than 4,000 U.S. and international Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aviators.