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Report: Air Force Squadron Adopts New Leadership Model to Streamline Procurement

The U.S. Air Force‘s 99th Reconnaissance Squadron has implemented an “atomic” leadership model to speed up the acquisition of new technologies meant to optimize operations aboard the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Lt. Col. Matt Nussbaum, commander of the 99th Reconnaissance Squadron, told Defense News in an interview that …

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Air Force Assigns Personnel to New Space Operations Directorate

The U.S. Air Force has appointed 43 military, government civilian and contractor personnel to the service branch’s newly established Space Operations Directorate that will have an initial operating capability by Monday. Shawn Barnes, deputy director and legislative liaison within the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, will join …

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Matthew Donovan Starts in Air Force Undersecretary Role

Matthew Donovan, a 31-year U.S. Air Force veteran, took the oath of office to become undersecretary of the military branch during a ceremony held Friday at the Pentagon. The Air Force said Friday he will oversee efforts to organize, train, equip and deliver welfare services to approximately 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, civilian …

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Air Force Test-Flies Light Attack Aircraft Offerings

U.S. Air Force pilots on Wednesday performed basic surface attack missions and familiarization flights with four aircraft platforms from industry participants in the service branch’s Light Attack Experiment campaign at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The event gathered senior military leaders and international visitors to witness demonstrations of …

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Air Force Unveils 5 New Priority Areas

Top U.S. Air Force leaders have established five new objectives in a move to help the military service address challenges in air and space missions. The service branch said Wednesday its current leaders will prioritize efforts to restore personnel readiness, modernize the lethality of the Air Force, drive innovation, train new leaders …

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Heather Wilson Assumes Top Air Force Civilian Post

Heather Wilson, a former U.S. representative from New Mexico, was sworn in as the Air Force‘s 26th secretary during a ceremony that took place Tuesday at the Pentagon. She officially assumed the top civilian post at the military service eight days after the Senate confirmed her nomination via a 76-22 vote. Defense Secretary James …

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DoD Sends FY 2017 Supplemental Budget Plan for OMB Review

The Defense Department has submitted for review by the Office of Management and Budget a supplemental DoD budget request for fiscal 2017, Defense News reported Friday. Lt. Col. Eric Badger, a DoD spokesman, was quoted by Defense News as saying the department’s budget amendment material will not affect its ongoing push for the passage of a …

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