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Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano Named AFMC Air, Space, Cyberspace Operations Director

Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command’s 96th Test Wing, has been assigned as director of air, space and cyberspace operations at AFMC. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced Azzano’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. As the 96th Test Wing head, Azzano …

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Air Mobility Command Deploys Helicopters to Support Operation Atlantic Resolve

The U.S. Air Force‘s Air Mobility Command has transported AH-64 Apache helicopters to Ramstein Air Base in Germany as part of a U.S.-led effort to help NATO allies maintain peace and stability in the Atlantic region. The U.S. European Command said Wednesday that C-5 Galaxy aircraft delivered AH-64  units to Ramstein AB and will also deliver UH-60 …

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Air Force Gen. David Goldfein Looks to Incorporate Space Into Joint Warfighting Domain

Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, has said the U.S. military should regard space as a joint warfighting domain instead of a unique area that only certain people understand, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Goldfein told audience at a Defense Writers’ Group event Tuesday that he wants to “normalize” space operations …

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Air Force Starts B-2 Bomber Upgrade Tests

The U.S. Air Force has begun to test upgrades for Northrop Grumman-built B-2 stealth bombers that include new sensors, software, electronics and radar technology, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the B-2 defensive management system has been updated to help  sustain the bomber’s stealth functions and increase defense against new threats. Capt. Michael Hertzog, …

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GAO: Air Force, Army Should Modify Human Capital Planning Strategies to Address UAS Pilot Shortage

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army modify the service branches’ respective human capital planning strategies to address unmanned aerial system pilot shortages and training shortfalls. GAO said in a report published Tuesday both service branches should also evaluate workforce mixes for UAS pilot positions as …

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Profile: Gregory Christ, ISR Operations Director at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Gregory Christ serves as the director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. In this capacity, he supports the Defense Department to develop ISR operations and special projects intelligence policies and guidance for USD(I)’s defense intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism and security initiatives. He …

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President Trump: Lockheed Cuts Price on Next F-35 Production Lot

President Donald Trump has said Lockheed Martin moved to lower the price of the next batch of 90 F-35s by approximately $600 million, The Washington Post reported Monday. Aaron Gregg writes Trump made the statement after weeks of discussion with Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson about the program’s cost. Last month, Hewson gave Trump her personal commitment to drive down the …

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