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The 2010 academy nomination season now is open. We get details from Captain Eric Brown, Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Service's new program focuses on giving civilian leaders a broader education of the Air Force's mission. The program is funded by Air Force headquarters and aims to give civilian leaders similar training to those in the military.
European aerospace giant EADS is nearing a decision to compete directly with Boeing for a contract to build billions of dollars of aerial tankers for the U.S. Air Force. Reuters news service says all indicators seem to suggest that EADS will follow through with a bid, now that it has been granted prime contractor status by the Pentagon and may get a 90-day extension that would give it time to examine classified documents critical to a tender.
The Air Force's new cyber organization received the "ready" sign to move to initial operating capability.
Most federal workers get matching, tax-deferred contributions to their thrift savings plan, but the military refuses to give them to soldiers, sailors and airmen. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks "how come?"
In 2047, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, there's a good chance that unmanned aircraft will play a bigger role than ever. Officials say the "Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan" recognizes that pilots on the ground still operate the U-A-Vs, as they're called. The advantage is that they can fly over fixed positions for long periods of time, something you can't do when a human being is in the plane.
Service using special authority approved by Congress. New process brings on new procurement workers in as little as 17 days.