Tag Archives: Air Force

Air Force Pilots Start Integrated F-16, F-35 Training

The U.S. Air Force has started to facilitate integrated direct support practice sorties in Lockheed Martin-built F-35A and F-16 aircraft as a regular part of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base. The service branch said Tuesday 56th Fighter Wing pilots began to fly F-35A and F-16 aircraft in October as part of efforts to further …

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GAO: DoD Ulitility Disruptions Cost More Than $29M From 2009 to 2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that Defense Department-owned utility systems experienced 4,393 instances of disruptions due to equipment failure from fiscal years 2009 through 2015. DoD installation officials claimed the utility disruptions led to more than $29 million in financial impacts as well as operational consequences such as a week-long shutdown of operations …

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Pentagon Begins Transition Process Following Donald Trump’s Win

The Defense Department has kicked off the transition process with the incoming administration a day after Donald Trump won the elections, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes transition teams who work for president-elect Donald Trump have started to develop plans to assume operations at various federal departments 68 days before …

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Air Force Picks 305 Airmen for RPA Pilot Selection Board Process

The U.S. Air Force has selected 305 active-duty personnel to proceed with a selection process to identify the next enlisted batch that will attend remotely piloted aircraft training. The service branch said Wednesday the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board is part of an effort to boost the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Donald Trump Elected President

Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the 2016 U.S. presidential election over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in one of the country’s largest-ever political upsets, Reuters reported Wednesday. Trump gathered enough of the 270 state-by-state electoral votes required and won in several key battleground states, Steve Holland and John Whitesides wrote. Bloomberg …

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US Army, Air Force Ammo Shipment Arrives in Germany

More than 600 shipping containers that carry U.S. Army and Air Force ammunition have arrived at a port in Nordenham, Germany and subsequently transferred to Miesau Army depot for storage and distribution. Depot personnel unloaded the shipment for storage and transfer to other locations in Germany before the ammunition is distributed to …

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Air Force Eyes AI, Autonomy Tech for Future Drone Swarm Management

The U.S. Air Force seeks technologies that could help a single operator manage a swarm of small unmanned aerial systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, told attendees of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference that artificial intelligence and …

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Gen. John Hyten Takes US Strategic Command Leadership Role

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, formerly commander of the Air Force Space Command, has officially started his new post as head of U.S. Strategic Command. The Air Force said Thursday it held a change of command ceremony at Stratcom’s Offutt Air Force Base headquarters in Nebraska and Hyten succeeds Navy Adm. Cecil …

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GAO: DoD Needs Certifications & Training for Acquisition Intelligence Support Personnel

The Government Accountability Office has said the Defense Department should develop certifications and training for personnel that provide intelligence support for acquisition programs. GAO said in a report issued Tuesday a lack of certifications for intelligence support personnel led the services to implement varying levels of training. Auditors found that the U.S. Air Force …

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