Tag Archives: Air Force

DoD to Request Funding for Israel Iron Dome Rockets

The Defense Department will ask Congress for funding to purchase Iron Dome rockets and short-range missile intercepting batteries for the Israeli military, Defense Systems reports. The request may amount to more than $500 million for an additional 10 batteries, according to Defense Systems. Israel’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee released …

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Navy Official: Keeping Sailors Harder Than Recruiting

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are not having difficulty attracting new recruits and qualified personnel, according to a Navy official. Juan Garcia, the Navy’s assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, told Federal News Radio that the opposite is true. Instead, he said it is tougher to stay in …

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Proposed Fiscal 2013 Budget Allocates $9.6B for Space Programs

President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 allocates $9.6 billion for space programs, American Forces Press Service reported. Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command, told a House Armed Services subcommittee on Friday that 2013 funds will target programs for missile warning, navigation, …

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Report: Air Force Soon to Test Lockheed F-35

Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet could be taking test flights in the coming weeks, according to DodBuzz. Gen. Edward Rice, commander of Air Education and Training Command, said during a press conference that the Air Force has been awaiting military flight clearance for the fleet. Rice said that after clearance …

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Natl. Guard Chief Named Member of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley has been named a statutory member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a Pentagon announcement. With more than 35 years of military experience, McKinley is chief of the National Guard Bureau, where he is responsible for developing and coordinating programs and policies …

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Air Force Civilian Hiring Freeze Ends Thursday

The Air Force will lift its civilian hiring freeze Thursday, it was announced Wednesday. The hiring freeze was implemented in August to bring the workforce down to 2010 levels, the Air Force said. Early retirements and buyouts were also offered and employees who accept the offers are expected to leave …

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NRO to Open Communication Line with Liaison Office

It seems the line of communication between the Defense Department and the National Reconnaissance Office is opening up, with recent meetings at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and the newly created Air Force Materiel Command/NRO Liaison Office. The Air Force released a notice that following the NRO liaison office …

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