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Air Force News

Air Force commander relieved after Osprey crash

An Air Force squadron commander has been relieved following the crash of a tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey from his unit in the Florida Panhandle.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 09:39pm EDT

Northrop Grumman scores cryptography contract

The Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year contract to upgrade cryptography in the country's intercontinental ballistic missile system.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 08:26am EDT

New site makes retirement easier for Air Force civilians

The service launched a new portal to let civilian workers prepare for retirement, request a retirement estimate and acquire the necessary paperwork to pay a military or civilian deposit.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 07:03pm EDT

Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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Air Force cites progress on F-22 oxygen mystery

The Air Force believes it is getting much closer to pinpointing the reason why pilots of its prized F-22 stealth fighters sometimes suffer an oxygen deficit during flight, a senior general said Thursday.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:34pm EDT

Suspension and debarments rise amid pressure from Congress

Agencies are making greater use of their ability to declare contractors and individuals ineligible for work by the federal government. Some outside experts suggest the increase may be the result of hasty decisions.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:49am EDT
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Army plans to begin four 'utility-scale' renewable energy projects this year

The four acquisition decisions the service will make in the coming months are the first fruits of a task force the Army created to pursue large-scale solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities on its bases.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:46pm EDT

DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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Air Force: Up to 78 cadets cheated on math test

Up to 78 Air Force Academy cadets cheated on an online calculus test by getting help during the exam from a website, the academy said Wednesday.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 06:22am EDT

Air Force makes history, pins first female four-star general

Janet Wolfenbarger will lead the Air Force Materiel Command, which is a key organization for current and future weapons systems. She promoted the Air Force's "culture of diversity" as the reason for her new rank.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 09:24pm EDT

New policy would allow reservists to carry over leave

The Air Force Reserve is working on a new policy to allow reservists to carry over earned days of leave from year to year.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 09:30am EDT

Air Force cancels annual technology conference

The Air Force canceled an annual technology conference, citing budget concerns. It had scheduled the AFIT conference for late August in Montgomery, Ala.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 09:14am EDT

Army, Air Force team up to meet renewable energy goals

Leaders from both services are visiting military bases and renewable energy gatherings together to identify best practices. The Army and Air Force will jointly host a renewable energy industry forum in Washington next month.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:48am EDT
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Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Army not spending extra on LEED certifications, official says

House lawmakers are still skeptical about what they see as wasteful spending to build green buildings in the Defense Department. Language in the 2013 defense authorization bill the House passed last week continues a prohibition on using any budget money to certify a DoD building as LEED Gold or LEED Platinum. The highest level allowed would be LEED Silver.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:21am EDT
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New disciplinary action in Dover war-remains case

The Air Force has reprimanded for a second time a colonel accused of retaliating against workers at the Dover, Del., military mortuary who reported the mishandling of body parts of some of America's war dead.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:24pm EDT

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
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