Tag Archives: Air Force

Air Force Transfers E-4B to Branch’s Global Strike Command

The U.S. Air Force has transferred E-4B aircraft from Air Combat Command to Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The service branch said Friday this aircraft transfer builds on a larger effort to centralize the management of the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise and supporting systems. …

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Air Force Establishes New Strategic Development Planning & Execution Office

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new office with responsibility over strategic development functions in support of the military branch’s development planning and experimentations initiatives. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Execution Office will work to aid senior-level decision makers in efforts to build on agility and structure strategies through development planning and testing efforts, the …

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Air Force Establishes Chief Information Security Office & Year-Long Cyber Awareness Campaign

The U.S. Air Force will establish a new chief information security office and in conjunction has started a year-long campaign to promote and address cybersecurity across the military service. The campaign will work to encourage all personnel across the service branch to integrate cybersecurity in their daily routines, the Air Force said Monday. Lt. Gen. William …

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CAPE Director Jamie Morin: Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Cost Could Exceed DoD’s $85B Estimate

Jamie Morin, director of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Defense Department, has described $85 billion as a low cost estimate for the replacement platform of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in an interview with Breaking Defense posted Thursday. Sydney Freedberg writes Morin said CAPE provided both low and high estimates for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program in …

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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Aims to Increase Number of Active-Duty Airmen

Deborah Lee James said Monday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference that addressing workforce issues remains as her top priority as secretary of the U.S. Air Force. The military branch said Monday James also reaffirmed her commitment to increase the presence of active-duty Airmen as well as prevent sexual assaults through victim care and …

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Pentagon’s SCO Experiments With Autonomous Tech For Air Force, Marine Corps

The Defense Department‘s strategic capabilities office has experimented with autonomous technologies that SCO aims to transition to the U.S. Air Force and the Marine Corps, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes SCO Director William Roper’s team is developing Perdix — an unmanned system designed to be hand-launched or deployed from fighter aircraft to connect with other Perdix units and …

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AFRL Creates Controlled Enclosure for Aircraft Biological Contaminant Elimination; Wendy Goodson Comments

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed an environmentally controlled enclosure that can heat up an entire aircraft at temperatures upwards of 180 degrees Fahrenheit to eliminate approximately 99.9 percent of biological contaminants. Wendy Goodson, AFRL biological materials team lead, supported the test and validation of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System designed to …

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Lt. Gen. James Holmes Nominated to Head Air Combat Command

President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. James Holmes, U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, as commander of Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Holmes is also up for a potential rank promotion to general, the Defense Department said Thursday. Holmes currently manages …

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