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SENIOR AIRMAN CHRISTIAN CLAUSEN, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
March 24, 2016
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Remotely piloted aircraft don’t fly themselves as autonomous super machines. They also don’t require only a single pilot and sensor operator to function.The RPA enterprise of MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers is maintained or operated by Airmen from more than 30 Air Force career fields, each one playing a key role in supporting every combat air patrol. The patrols... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
March 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill.Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 national defense authorization budget request, and explained how it directly supports the branch’s top three... Read more
KEVIN PATZER, 75th Civil Engineer Group
March 17, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Starting March 22, the 75th Civil Engineer Group will close the South Gate to the base for eight weeks to install new speed tables and a new wedge barrier. The construction will close all inbound and outbound traffic through this gate, significantly affecting peak flow travel times at all other gates.  Hill AFB is replacing speed tables installed in 2014 to improve... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 17, 2016
No one with a career in the military would ever compare it to Silicon Valley, where outside-the-box thinking, flexibility, collaboration and “creative spaces” are the norm. The Air Force Sustainment Center is hoping to change that, in part because of a successful pilot program that began at Hill Air Force Base. The Hill program, termed the “Rapid Innovation Complex” was established in... Read more
March 17, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials announced on March 3 the assignment of Patricia M. Young as the executive director of Air Force Materiel Command. She is currently the Director, Washington Headquarters Services, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The command’s current executive director, Michael Gill, will retire effective April 1, after... Read more
March 17, 2016
The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of our... Read more
Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs
March 17, 2016
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Returning air power as quickly as possible to the warfighter — that’s the goal of the C-130 Air Force Special Operations Command Acceleration Team.Following the successful delivery of an AC-130U gunship in February, a dedicated team of 50 maintenance professionals in the C-130 AFSOC Acceleration Flight forged ahead with two additional aircraft currently on station.A... Read more
Karen Parrish, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 17, 2016
After “exceptional work,” the U.S. military is authorized to begin integrating women across all occupations and specialties “right away,” according to a Defense Department statement released March 10.Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefed reporters on Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s decision and the accompanying statement.Carter “formally approved the final implementation plans prepared by... Read more
ASH CARTER, Secretary of Defense
March 17, 2016
Three months ago, I announced that the Department of Defense would be opening all remaining combat positions to women. As I said at the time, to succeed in our mission of national defense, we cannot afford to cut ourselves off from half the country’s talents and skills. We have to take full advantage of every individual who can meet our standards.At every stage in this process, I have emphasized... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ANDREA POSEY, 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 17, 2016
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Although the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat.This tradition continues today with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment’s recent visit to Eglin Air Force Base to conduct close air support exercises with a pair of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets. Soldiers... Read more

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