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Air Force News

Obama announces 3 key DoD nominations

President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon's personnel and policy chiefs and the department's chief weapons buyer.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:01pm EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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Air Force launches military satellite into space

The Air Force has sent into space a satellite that is expected to improve communications with military drones in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 02:41pm EST

Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST
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Air Force probes substance abuse by cadets

The Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould issued an order in April 2010 that prohibited drug use, applying to all Academy cadets, cadet candidates and military members attached to the Academy, according a the Air Force website.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:53am EST

Air Force plans first software development forum

The Air Force plans to host its first Software Development Forum in Colorado Springs, Colo. next month. The forum is intended to provide program managers, application owners, developers and industry personnel with a central resource and community.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 05:09pm EST
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Air Force marks 4,500 more civilian jobs for elimination

The Air Force has targeted an additional 4,500 civilian positions for elimination as it completes a broad restructuring of its civilian workforce. The latest reductions follow a rebalancing in November, which saw 9,000 positions marked for elimination and a second wave of buyouts announced Jan. 3.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 08:28pm EST

Air Force to phase out older aircraft?

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Dunn, president and CEO of the Air Force Association, discussed the Air Force's purported plans to scale back on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 07:09pm EST
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Air Force, EPA partner for greener base cleanups

The Air Force and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding last month to conduct environmental footprint analyses on Air Force installations in the Pacific Southwest Region.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:31am EST
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Basla to be named Air Force CIO following Lord's July departure

The Air Force has announced Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, will retire as the service's chief information officer at the end of July. Taking over for Lord, who was named chief of warfighting integration and the chief information officer in July 2009, will be Lt. Gen. Michael Basla.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 08:41pm EST

Correction: Boeing-Wichita story

In a story Jan. 4 about The Boeing Co.'s announcement that it is closing its plant in Wichita, Kan., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the closure will cost 2,160 workers their jobs. An unspecified number of those workers will be allowed to transfer to the company's plants in other states.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 06:04pm EST

Air Force announces second round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force has announced a second round of buyouts and early retirements affecting the service's civilian employees. Officials said the second round is part of the

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 06:44pm EST

Air Force announces more force management measures

Air Force completes 2011 approximately 1,200 airmen over its endstrength.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:43am EST

Air Force seeks outside advice on Dover penalties

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is asking a retired general and two experts to review the punishments in mishandling of body parts at Dover, Del., military mortuary.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:44pm EST

Financial Matters of the Air Force

Dr. Morin serves as the Air Force's Chief Financial Officer and principal adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force on all financial matters.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 07:56pm EST
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Drone pilots face exhaustion, Air Force responds

Airmen in charge of the Predators, Reapers and Global Hawks are complaining of increasing workloads, shift changes and mind-numbing monotony.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:27am EST

End of the production line for F-22

Gen. John Jumper, the former Air Force chief of staff, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the past, present and future of the aerial inventory on the heels of the announcement that the F-22 order is now complete.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 07:52pm EST
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Air Force lifts hiring freeze

The service has been trying to bring workforce numbers down to 2010 levels. Since the spring, the Air Force cut nearly 9,000 positions with 4,500 more to go to reach their goal.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 11:25am EST

Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:42am EST
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Remains of 274 troops dumped in landfill

A published report says the remains of many more troops have been dumped in a Virginia landfill than the military originally acknowledged.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:50pm EST
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