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Air Force News

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

Air Force sends test pilots into cyberspace

The Air Force is sending its future test-pilots into cyberspace in recognition of the dangers cyberattacks can pose to the service's mission.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:29am EDT

Welsh nominated for Air Force chief of staff

If confirmed, Welsh would succeed Gen. Norton Schwartz, who is retiring this summer. Welsh has flown more than than 3,400 hours. He completed multiple combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. And he's a 1976 graduate of the Air Force Academy.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 10:52am EDT

General briefs committee on F-22 safety fixes

A top Air Force General outlined steps taken to make sure jet pilots don't black out. Two whistleblower pilots recently said the F-22 oxygen delivery system was faulty, causing a condition known as hypoxia.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 09:52am EDT

Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Air Force whistleblowers to get protection

There will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent "60 Minutes" television interview, the Air Force said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 07:38pm EDT

Air Force touts F-22 capabilities

Gen. Mike Hostage, who confirmed the F-22 has been deployed to Southwest Asia, touted the importance of the aircraft in future combat missions and said the highly publicized oxygen malfunctions has been addressed.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 04:04pm EDT

Air Force revamps online HR portal

The Air Force is re-branding its personnel services and human resources website. AFPERS will now be known as myPers and be modeled after the myPay model the Defense Department now uses.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:25pm EDT

Air Force hiring managers have 15 days to select civilian hires

Hiring managers at the Air Force have 15 days instead of 30 days to choose the best candidates to fill civilian vacancies.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:56am EDT

Air Force Academy's cyber warriors take 2nd in national contest

Cyber warriors from the Air Force Academy's first dedicated cyber team swept through the country securing networks and taking names in April.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Air Force centralizes service functions in Texas

The Air Force is centralizing service functions in San Antonio, Texas.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:10am EDT
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