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Air Force News

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

Air Force swears in new vice chief of staff

Lt. Gen. Larry Spencer was pinned with his fourth star and was officially sworn in as the Air Force's vice chief of staff. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz did the honors during a Pentagon ceremony Friday. Spencer previously served as the director of force structure, resources and assessment with the Joint Staff.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Military branches refine cyber roles

Two years after U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the military services that provide its cyber forces are beginning to more tightly define their respective responsibilities in the joint cyber environment. Gen. Keith Alexander issued a memo recently giving each of the services a lead cyber role for specific geographic areas of the world.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Pentagon chief says website to list award winners

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a new Pentagon website will list the names of those Americans who have earned the Medal of Honor since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 10:47am EDT

AF Chief of Staff takes last flight as active-duty officer

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has taken his last flight as an active-duty officer. Gen. Schwartz flew aboard a MC-130E Combat Talon I out of Hurlburt Field on Thursday for his "fini flight." He joined an MC-130E crew on a local training sortie.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 07:59pm EDT

Airmen fly high with iPads

About 700 airmen just received iPads to use as electronic flight bags.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:51am EDT
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