Karen Bastian, Air Force Energy Assurance Energy Outreach Coordinator
August 18, 2016
Energy is a fundamental element of living. Electricity, gas, and water specifically makes our lives safe, comfortable, and productive. Energy resources are also vital in sustaining our national security. The economy and military depend on energy now and will continue in the decades to come. Around the world, countries are seeking to gain an edge in the global marketplace by investing in new... Read more
August 18, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force has awarded a $6.2 million contract to replace firefighting foam used in fire vehicles with an environmentally responsible foam to reduce the risk of possible contamination of soil and groundwater. ICL Performance Products was awarded the contract Aug. 15 for 418,000 gallons of Phos-Chek 3 percent, six carbon chain aqueous film forming... Read more
GINA MARIE GIARDINA, 711th Human Performance Wing
August 18, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In the 711th Human Performance Wing and across the Air Force, Airmen are encouraged to bring everything they have to the fight.A large part of that fight is the fight against terrorism both at home and abroad.Capt. Patrick Mudimbi, an environmental health consultant for the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, has some unique weapons in his arsenal... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The new Blended Retirement System is a hot topic of conversation across the Department of Defense, and most total force members have questions on how it will work and who is eligible.The online BRS leader course released in June is designed to educate leaders on the new retirement system. The training provides both military and civilian leaders of Airmen... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN WILLIAM J. BLANKENSHIP, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James officially approved a Community College of the Air Force Subcommittee to the Air University Board of Visitors on July 1.A team of three appointed board members traveled to CCAF on the Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama, on July 26 to attend CCAFs Education Services Advisory Panel and gain an understanding of CCAF’s people,... Read more
ANTOINETTE SMITH, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — For the first time the Air Force has a means to conduct airworthiness assessments on non-Defense Department military type aircraft. This process enables the Air Force to gain a much deeper understanding of the state of civil aviation, while providing industry with an expert, independent evaluation of the safety and reliability of their products.The Air Force is establishing... Read more
August 11, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill AFB hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was “combat ready” Aug. 2.During the ceremony, Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance and praised Airmen for getting the... Read more
COL. SEAN P. LARKIN, National Air and Space Intelligence Center
August 11, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial forums and social media groups... Read more
SALLIE CAUTHERS, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist
August 11, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — August means back-to-school savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states.“The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop their commissary for great deals that help them stretch their paychecks,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales.... Read more
August 11, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A military exercise know as Combat Hammer continued at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range this week.Combat Hammer is conducted by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron. It is an air-to-ground exercise that collects and analyzes data on the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat. Aircraft participating this week include A... Read more

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