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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force to Seek Funds in Supplemental Budget for Light Attack Aircraft Flight Demo

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the service branch plans to include in the fiscal 2017 supplemental budget proposal a request for additional funds to perform a flight demonstration of a light attack aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Goldfein, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Counter-Threat Strategies to Support Joint Force Readiness

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that strategies against international threats such as violent extremism can help the Defense Department prepare the joint force, DoD News reported Thursday. Dunford discussed the currents threats from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, dubbed as “four-plus-one threats,” during …

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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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James Mattis Instructs Pentagon to Create AT&L Reform Implementation Plan, Review Military Dept Functions

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a pair of memoranda that direct Defense Department officials to develop a plan to restructure the current Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics and review the core business functions of military departments, DoD News reported Tuesday. In the first memo, Mattis …

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Air Force Tests Lockheed-Built F-35A Capacity Against Aggressor Aircraft & Simulated Threats

The U.S. Air Force has conducted an exercise that tested a Lockheed Martin-built fighter aircraft’s capacity against advanced aggressor aircraft and simulated threats at the Hill Air Force Base in Utah. According to a report published Monday, the service branch’s airmen utilized 13 F-35A aircraft during the Red Flag exercise …

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