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Air Force News

DoD cuts ribbon on centralized medical headquarters

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new Defense Health Headquarters in Virginia.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:11am EDT

DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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Air Force on track to meet 2014 financial deadline, official says

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta requested that all of his department's agencies have their auditable financial statements to him by 2014.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:20am EDT

From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Generals deny trying to stop Afghan hospital probe

Two U.S. generals denied Wednesday that they tried to stop an inspector general's investigation in 2010 into corruption and patient neglect at a U.S.-funded Afghan military hospital.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 02:17pm EDT

Air Force begins evaluating F-35-A joint strike fighter

The Air Force says the evaluations will set the standard for larger training programs for airmen and U.S. allies.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 09:00am EDT

Air Force bolsters civilian transition program for veterans

It's the first major overhaul of the program in 20 years. Among the changes, the Air Force is offering three "paths" for airmen an educational to go back to school, a small business path to become an entrepreneur and a vocational technical path.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 03:43pm EDT
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Air Force puts out call for cyber warfare tactics

The Air Force is looking for fresh ways to attack enemies in cyberspace, specifically to destroy, deceive or corrupt their networks.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 08:30am EDT

Cyber Command boss wants better integration of network warriors

Military's cyber offense and defense strategies are being executed by two separate teams that can't sufficiently share knowledge, per the commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:49am EDT
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Military probes cause of failed hypersonic flight

The military has launched an investigation into why its latest unmanned hypersonic flight failed seconds into a test.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 12:13pm EDT

Air Force revamps program to aid airmen returning to civilian life

The Air Force will also provide financial planning support, and a briefing on veterans benefits.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 08:58am EDT

Air Force relieves commander in wake of sex scandal

Col. Glenn Palmer has overseen basic training for all new Air Force recruits as commander of basic training at the 737th training group at the Texas base.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Air Force says goodbye to Schwartz, installs Welsh

The Air Force honored retiring General Norton Schwartz Friday morning at Joint Base Andrews and observed the installation of his successor General Mark Welsh. General Schwartz's retirement brings to a close his career of over 40 years.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 08:53pm EDT

Air Force works to fill need for drone pilots

Drawn to the flashy drone strikes that have taken out terrorists including al-Qaida leader Anwar al- Awlaki in Yemen to the terror group's No. 2 strongman Abu Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan, airmen are beginning to target unmanned aircraft as their career of choice.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 07:16pm EDT

Air Force asks: How's the grub?

The Air Force wants to know what its airmen and civilian employees think of the food at installations and bases.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 09:27pm EDT

Senator ends hold on Air Force chief nomination

The White House pick for Air Force chief of staff was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as members of Congress continued to press the service for answers about the widening sex scandal at a Texas air base.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 09:27pm EDT

Erik Fanning named new Air Force under secretary

The White House has named Erik Fanning as the new under secretary of the Air Force.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 09:11am EDT

Arizona's Luke Air Force Base gets F-35 mission

The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Wednesday.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 08:47pm EDT

Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:47pm EDT

Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Schwartz talks F22 safety during final press conference

Outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, who retires in August, spoke to reporters during his last press conference at the Pentagon about the challenges facing the branch amid tensions with Congress and new geo-politics that pose security threats.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:21pm EDT
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