Articles

Karen Parrish, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — Modernization and sustainment across the nuclear triad are essential to maintaining national and allied security, three Defense Department experts told Congress on July 14.DOD witnesses Robert Scher, the assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities; Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command; and Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, the commander... Read more
MASTER SGT. ERIK BURKS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
FARNBOROUGH, England — The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa highlighted his command’s efforts in support of NATO partners during a Farnborough International Airshow opening day ceremony July 11.“We hope to provide insight to the industry partners who provide the equipment and technologies (that drive) our tactics, techniques and procedures to achieve not only the... Read more
GINA MARIE GIARDINA, 711th Human Performance Wing
July 21, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Many scientists and engineers go directly from school to laboratories and do not get the opportunity to work side by side with customers who use the products they create.For a behavioral scientist in the 711th Human Performance Wing here, that’s not the case.First Lt. Anthony Eastin, a member of the the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge (BATMAN... Read more
Jennifer Schneider, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
July 21, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Two demonstration projects may hold the key to accelerating environmental cleanup efforts at multiple Air Force sites across the country.Funded through the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s 2015 broad agency announcement, the projects substantiate technological methods for mapping underground contaminant pathways at some of the Air Force’s most challenging... Read more
July 21, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  — The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon and a C-17 Globemaster III July 8 and July 12, respectively, as part of a testing milestone.These tests with the F-16 and C-17 were in support of the Milestone C requirements to rendezvous, contact and transfer fuel to several receiver aircraft types.An initial attempt with the F-16... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 14, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force’s active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.The June 30 delivery gives the two wings the minimum number of aircraft required to reach “initial operational capability,” or combat-readiness.The goal is to declare IOC between August and December 2016 when the 34th... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 14, 2016
Staff Sgt. Joseph Hicks, 419th Operations Support Flight, became the first reservist at Hill’s aircrew flight equipment shop to work with state-of-the-art helmets for the F-35 Lightning II, the Air Force’s newest fighter jet.As an AFE technician, Hicks maintains and stores pilot gear, including helmets, G-suits, harnesses, parachutes, and survival kits. He also provides training to the pilots on... Read more
STACEY GEIGER, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
July 14, 2016
Some 12,500 Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees have transitioned to the Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project, or AcqDemo, pay system, effective June 12.Under AcqDemo, employees no longer carry their general schedule, or GS, designation and numbered grade. Instead, they have been placed in one of three broadbands comparable to their previous grade and salary.“AcqDemo is enabling... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
July 14, 2016
On the shores of the Emerald Coast, candidates from all walks of Air Force life approach the sand, covered in salt and grit, their uniforms soaked with seawater as the warm Florida sun beats down on their red faces.A team of cadre shouts commands at the candidates to confuse them, stress them out and push their bodies to the limit.Before the group has a chance to evaluate their situation, the... Read more
STAFF SGT. NATASHA STANNARD, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
July 14, 2016
The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down here June 30.This historic flight, which brought the team to England from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, was a first for not only the F-35A; it was also the KC-10’s first time refueling the... Read more

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