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Air Force News

Another nuclear stumble by Air Force raises doubts

Another stumble by missile unit raises fresh doubt about Air Force handling of nuclear weapons

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 05:34pm EDT

Air Force Academy gets 1st female superintendent

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:01am EDT

Japan asks US not to fly helicopters after crash

Japan asks US military not to fly helicopters after Okinawa crash; 3 survive and 1 body found

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 04:00am EDT

On DoD: Doney aims to shake up how DIA brings new technology on board

Dan Doney, the new chief innovation officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, talks about the agency's plan to change the way it interacts with industry and brings innovation to government.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 05:55pm EDT
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Air Force pulls sexual assault prevention brochure

The Air Force has pulled a brochure circulated at a South Carolina base after a lawmaker complained about some objectionable advice to sexual assault victims.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 02:52am EDT

Kevin Geiss leads Air Force toward energy efficiency

The Partnership for Public Service nominated Kevin Geiss, the Air Force's deputy assistant secretary for energy, for a 2013 Service to America Medal. Geiss' planning helped the service find $1 billion in savings through more efficient fuel usage.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 05:56am EDT
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Senators blast military response to sex assaults

Pentagon brass calls sexual assault 'like a cancer,' but insists commanders keep authority

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 02:48am EDT

Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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Latest on sequestration and military budgets

On this week's edition of Pentagon Solutions, host Francis Rose looks at the latest information on furloughs at the Defense Department as well as the 2014 budgets for the Army and Air Force.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:31pm EDT
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AP Exclusive: Commander cites 'rot' in nuke force

AP Exclusive: Air Force sidelines 17 nuclear missile officers; commander cites 'rot' in system

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 09:52pm EDT

Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping

Officer who led Air Force's sex assault response branch accused of groping in Va.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 04:24am EDT

Experimental Air Force aircraft goes hypersonic

Experimental Air Force aircraft reaches hypersonic speeds during test flight off California

Monday - 05/06/2013, 02:28pm EDT

Air Force Secretary Donley to step down

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will step down in June after nearly five years on the job, the Air Force announced Friday. Donley's last day with the service will be June 21.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:15pm EDT

Air Force officer defends decision to overturn sexual-assault verdict

The Air Force commander who overturned a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case -- enraging members of Congress and prompting talk of military justice reform -- explained his case in a letter to a top Pentagon official, saying he found the accused officer and his wife more believable than the alleged victim.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:10am EDT

How one Air Force program aims to save $1 billion

The Air Force Materiel Command is trying to save up to $1 billion through a process called High Velocity Maintenance. Dr. Steve Butler, the executive director of the Air Force Materiel Command, speaks with Francis Rose about how the process helps his agency save money.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 03:25pm EDT
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DoD's 2014 budget: Fewer civilians, higher retiree health fees

The Defense Department's 2014 budget proposal reduces the size of the civilian workforce slightly, increases TRICARE premiums, and requests another round of base closures. It also calls for a slight raise for both civilian employees and uniformed servicemembers. The budget significantly exceeds the Defense spending caps in current law.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:52pm EDT

Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft

Budget cuts ground 3rd of Air Force warplanes; those headed to Afghanistan to be mission ready

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 05:42am EDT

Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Air Force looks to reboot civilian cyber workforce

Officials aim to redefine operational series codes for civilian cybersecurity workers and offer more pay for additional expertise. The Air Force would like to create an elite cadre of civilian cyber warriors.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:11am EDT
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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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