Armed, Remotely Piloted Aircraft patrolling skies over Iraq

July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Some of the manned and unmanned aircraft that the United States is flying over Iraq are armed to protect newly arrived American military advisers on the ground, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said June 27.



Pride month celebrates service of LGBT personnel

June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and the nation depend every day on the service of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender personnel, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said June 5.



Commissary patrons can save on their emergency supplies

June 5, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — On May 20, 2013, Moore, Okla., home to 50,000 people on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, was struck by an F5 scale tornado, with winds in excess of 200 mph. Fourteen years earlier, Moore had also been the destination of an epic F5 tornado May 3, 1999, this one going down in history clocking winds of 318 mph — highest ever recorded.



Freedom, fortitude and sacrifice: CMSAF commemorates fallen

May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force senior leaders and members of the Air Force Association and Air Force Sergeants Association gathered for a Memorial Day service and wreath laying ceremony on May 26 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.



Air Force releases MSgt promotion list

May 29, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 4,000 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials announced May 22. Fifty Team Hill technical sergeants were among those selected.



SAPR Stand Down

May 8, 2014

Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, addresses his workforce May 2 at the Base Theater on the topic of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR).



AF secretary reports on total force balance

May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined Wednesday the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept.



Readiness key to Air Force responsiveness

April 17, 2014

 

WASHINGTON — Air Force readiness is critical, especially as the time or place of the next crisis is never certain and is rarely what was expected, the Air Force vice chief of staff told a House panel April 10.

The range, speed and agility of the Air Force enables it to respond in hours, not days, when called upon, Gen. Larry O. Spencer told members of the readiness subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee.



SecAF, CSAF testify on Air Force posture

April 17, 2014

 

 

WASHINGTON — The fiscal and security challenges triggered by budgetary constraints are posing problems for Air Force strategy, the service’s secretary told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 10.

Deborah Lee James said tomorrow’s Air Force requires investing in the right technologies and platforms to be prepared to operate in a volatile and unpredictable world, “in which we cannot take for granted that we will continue to command the skies and ... space.”



Transportation official urges planning before PCS moves

March 27, 2014

 

 

WASHINGTON — With warmer weather comes peak moving season, so when orders are in hand, people should plan ahead to ensure the most hassle-free relocation, a senior official who oversees personal property moves for military families said in a recent interview.

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