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Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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Air Force names winners of leadership award

Four airmen have won the Air Force's most prestigious award for leadership in the military education field The Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award. The Force gives the award to airmen that show noteworthy leadership in the world of military education. The award was presented to one student each from the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the Squadron Officer School and the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 06:29pm EDT

Air Force moving cyber duties to new squadron

Several cyber functions will move from the Air Force Network Integration Center to the Air Force Space Command's new Cyberspace Support Squadron.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:46pm EDT

Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force's most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:41am EDT

Air Force sends test pilots into cyberspace

The Air Force is sending its future test-pilots into cyberspace in recognition of the dangers cyberattacks can pose to the service's mission.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:29am EDT

Welsh nominated for Air Force chief of staff

If confirmed, Welsh would succeed Gen. Norton Schwartz, who is retiring this summer. Welsh has flown more than than 3,400 hours. He completed multiple combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. And he's a 1976 graduate of the Air Force Academy.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 10:52am EDT

General briefs committee on F-22 safety fixes

A top Air Force General outlined steps taken to make sure jet pilots don't black out. Two whistleblower pilots recently said the F-22 oxygen delivery system was faulty, causing a condition known as hypoxia.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 09:52am EDT

Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Air Force whistleblowers to get protection

There will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent "60 Minutes" television interview, the Air Force said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 07:38pm EDT

Air Force touts F-22 capabilities

Gen. Mike Hostage, who confirmed the F-22 has been deployed to Southwest Asia, touted the importance of the aircraft in future combat missions and said the highly publicized oxygen malfunctions has been addressed.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 04:04pm EDT

Air Force revamps online HR portal

The Air Force is re-branding its personnel services and human resources website. AFPERS will now be known as myPers and be modeled after the myPay model the Defense Department now uses.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:25pm EDT

Air Force hiring managers have 15 days to select civilian hires

Hiring managers at the Air Force have 15 days instead of 30 days to choose the best candidates to fill civilian vacancies.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:56am EDT

Air Force Academy's cyber warriors take 2nd in national contest

Cyber warriors from the Air Force Academy's first dedicated cyber team swept through the country securing networks and taking names in April.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Air Force centralizes service functions in Texas

The Air Force is centralizing service functions in San Antonio, Texas.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:10am EDT

Air Force offers early outs to 250 airmen

The deadline to apply is Monday for airmen eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 08:55am EDT

Defense contractor settles complaint for $36.9M

Defense contractor ATK Launch Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $36.9 million in cash and services to settle a whistleblower's complaint alleging the Utah-based company sold the military dangerous and defective illumination flares, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 11:48pm EDT

Educating students about war

Veterans National Education Program Co-founders Andrea Hooper and Bob McMahon talk about the organization's vision and mission.
April 20, 2012(Encore presentation June 8, 2012)

Friday - 04/20/2012, 11:00pm EDT
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Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Air Force's cyber commander calls for 'full-spectrum' defense of networks

Speaking at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Air Force's top cyber commander, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, stressed the importance of offense, defense and exploitation when forming cybersecurity strategy.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:48pm EDT

To avoid involuntary separations, Air Force to allow employees to fill buyout-created vacancies

As part of its third round of buyouts and early outs, the Air Force is allowing workers who may see their position go away be transferred to a buyout-created position.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:09pm EDT
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