Articles

Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross, Air Force News Service
February 26, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force’s top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition on Feb. 13, in Orlando, Florida.LaPlante pointed out five key areas of focus: • Get high-priority programs right and keep them on the right track.• Improve... Read more
Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers Magazine
February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arlington National Cemetery rests on an expanse of rolling hills in northern Virginia. One of the busiest tourist spots in the cemetery is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits at one of the highest points in the cemetery.Though there is a spectacular view of Washington, D.C., visitors don’t pay much attention to the scenery. They are focused on the white marble... Read more
February 26, 2015
QUANTICO, Va. — Child sex crimes are not unique to any particular base, but are a perpetual problem across the Air Force and society.Online exploitation of children continues to be a problem and is routinely investigated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. As part of this effort, AFOSI field units have partnered with Internet Crimes Against Children task forces throughout the... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
February 19, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials announced on Feb. 13 the president’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski to the rank of general, with assignment as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Officials also announced the retirement of current AFMC Commander Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger.No date has been announced for the retirement and change of command.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 19, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If Congress approves the Air Force’s proposed 2016 budget, Hill Air Force Base will receive more than $38 million for additional construction work, mainly associated with the F-35, next year.The proposed budget, which needs congressional approval before any money is allocated or any projects begin, includes three major construction efforts that would take place at Hill, two... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 19, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Like a kid at Christmas, officials from Hill Air Force Base are counting down the days until the F-35 arrives.But unlike at Christmas, it will take those officials four years to unwrap all of their gifts.As the Air Force’s handpicked home for the first operational F-35 wing, Hill is scheduled to receive 72 F-35s — to be divided among three fighter squadrons and flown and... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
February 19, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In an event steeped in medieval symbolism and military tradition, Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger was inducted into the AFMC Order of the Sword during a ceremony Feb. 5, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio.The Order of the Sword is the highest honor the enlisted force can bestow upon an individual for his or her... Read more
MIKE MERIDITH, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
February 19, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Four senior Air Force leaders gathered here Feb. 12, to discuss the key issues facing the nation’s Combat Air Forces.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, joined Gen. Frank Gorenc, the commander of U.S Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa; Gen. Lori Robinson, the commander of Pacific Air Forces; and Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, the commander of Air Force Global... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
February 19, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III shared his thoughts on where the Air Force is, where it’s going and how it’s going to get there with an audience of Airmen, industry representatives and Air Force supporters during his speech at the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 12, in Orlando, Florida.“One of the great things... Read more
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As he prepared to leave office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Feb. 13 said farewell to the military and civilian men and women of the Defense Department’s workforce in a statement, noting it’s been “a tremendous privilege” to serve as the nation’s top defense official. Here is Hagel’s statement:“To the men and women of the Department of Defense:“When I joined the United... Read more