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  • Stay safe this 4th of July

    The Fourth of July, a time for America to commemorate the passage of the Declaration of Independence, is often celebrated with parades, concerts, firework shows, family road trips, barbecues, and parties where participants toast to the nation.
  • CMSAF speaks to future, mission priorities during first visit to LAAFB

    For her first official visit with the men and women of Space and Missile Systems Center and the 61st Air Base Group, Bass was immersed in the critical space acquisition mission and met with Airmen and Guardians who expertly carry it out in support of U.S. Air and Space Force operations.
  • Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

    The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives—three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
  • Digital Directorate team wins major acquisition award

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force honored a Hanscom Air Force Base Digital Directorate team with a major acquisition award earlier this month.
  • Around the Air Force: Air Guard Fights Wildfires, Spark Tank and AMC Improving Passenger Experience

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing activation to help fight wildfires in the western U.S., transformational ideas can be submitted to AFMC’s 2021 Spark Tank competition, and Air Mobility Command has a team working to make travel experiences better for passengers. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Shandresha Mitchell)
  • 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.
  • Department of the Air Force senior leaders share Independence Day message

    As we observe our Nation’s 245th birthday, thank you for defending our values at home and around the globe. The sacrifices that you and your families make every day ensure the freedom of millions and serve as a guiding light to the world.
  • AFGSC holds first-of-its-kind conference to tackle sexual assault

    Victim advocates and peer influencers from installations across Air Force Global Strike Command came together June 21-25 at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, to tackle sexual assault prevention and response.
  • Air Force “What a Wonderful World” photo contest launches July 1

    The Air Force Photo Contest launched July 1, 2021. The theme for this year’s contest, which runs July 1 – 31, is “What a Wonderful World.” The contest highlights and celebrates the art of photography created by Airmen, Guardians and their families and is open to ages 6 and older in five separate categories. Winners will be announced a few months later with the top three photographers in each category winning Amazon gift cards of $500 for first place, $400 for second and $200 for third.
  • 319th Reconnaissance Wing to field E-11 mission at Robins AFB

    Under the proposed plan, which is contingent on Congressional approval of the retirement of four E-8 JSTARS at Robins AFB, Georgia, an E-11 squadron at Robins AFB would be a geographically separated unit reporting to the 319th RW.
  • AF Academy to send cadets to South Korea for semester

    The Republic of Korea Air Force Academy will begin hosting cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy for a semester of study later this year.
  • Nellis AFB to become 5th generation Center of Excellence

    The Department of the Air Force announced plans today to make space for a larger fighter presence at Nellis Air Force Base by realigning the base’s close air support and rescue missions to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, starting in fiscal year 2022.
  • Air Force to bring new rescue and attack missions to Davis-Monthan AFB, retire oldest A-10s

    The proposed plan would transfer rescue and attack missions, aircraft and personnel to Davis-Monthan AFB as part of the Air Force’s vision of making the base the Center of Excellence for close air support and rescue missions.
  • Air Force, Army build on joint contracting operations with JFCE 2021

    The Joint Force Contracting Exercise 2021, the first Air Force/Army training exercise since 2017, gave contracting teams the chance to practice unity of effort, build relationships and better understand each other’s organizational structure and methodologies.
  • DAF releases technical sergeant/21E6 promotion cycle statistics

    Department of the Air Force officials have selected 9,422 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 34,973 eligible for a selection rate of 26.94% in the 21E6 promotion cycle, which includes supplemental promotion opportunities.
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