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Senate Confirms Gen. Mark Welsh as AF Chief of Staff

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gen. Mark. Welsh as the Air Force’s 20th chief of staff, the service branch announced Friday. Pending a formal appointment from President Obama, the 36-year veteran and former commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe will assume office during an Aug. 10 ceremony. In …

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AF Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan to Head F-35 Program

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan to serve as director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Bogdan has also been nominated for promotion to lieutenant general. The nearly three-decade Air Force veteran currently serves as deputy director of the …

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Obama Nominates Eric Fanning AF Under Secretary

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Eric Fanning, currently deputy under secretary and deputy chief management officer at the Department of the Navy, to be the next under secretary of the Air Force. The Air Force said Fanning, if confirmed, would succeed Erin Conaton, appointed defense under secretary for personnel …

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AF Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Breedlove to Head USAFE

Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove is now officially the 35th commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, as of an Aug. 1 ceremony held in Germany. Breedlove, who was nominated in May, will be in charge of the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command. The 33-year Air Force …

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AF Surgeon General Charles Green Retires After 36 Years

Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles B. Green officially bid farewell as the branch’s 20th surgeon general at a retirement ceremony in Washington Thursday, according to an Air Force release. Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis succeeds Green and also serves as functional manager for the branch’s medical service. Gen. Norton Schwartz, …

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Former AF Debarment Official Steven Shaw Joins Law Firm’s DC Office

Steven Shaw, most recently the Air Force’s top contract debarment and suspension official, has joined Covington & Burling LLP as senior of counsel for the firm’s Washington office. Shaw previously spent 15 years with the Air Force in the senior executive service and as deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility. …

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AF Gen. Schwartz Addresses FY 2013 ‘Balance’ In Speech

Gen. Norton Schwartz, the Air Force’s chief of staff, recently gave his view on maintaining balance as the branch prepares for fiscal year 2013, according to an Air Force release. The general spoke at the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast on Monday in front of civilian and industry leaders. Schwartz …

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AF Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger Takes Tech, Acquisition Command Post

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger assumed command of the Air Force Materiel Command and became the branch’s first-ever female four-star general Tuesday, Kim Dawley reported for the Air Force. Wolfenberger received the star during a promotion ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and succeeded Gen. Donald Hoffman as head of the …

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AF Cancels IT Conference Under Budget Concerns

The Air Force has canceled its Alabama-based information technology conference this year due to budget concerns, the branch announced Monday. In a media advisory, the branch said its financial resources are heavily constrained, resulting in increasing scrutiny over Air Force sponsored and co-sponsored events. The Montgomery conference, scheduled for August …

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