Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the service has begun to develop a strategic vision for the Arctic region to ensure its capability to meet the National Defense Strategy’s objectives. “We must be ready to defend our security interests and deter aggression by major powers,” Wilson and Goldfein wrote in a Defense News commentary published Wednesday.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has chosen two USAF bases to provide support services for the B-21 Raider long-range strike bomber ahead of its delivery in the mid-2020s, the service branch said Friday. Tinker AFB in Oklahoma will perform maintenance and sustainment work at the Air Logistics Complex within the base's Air Force Sustainment Center. Meanwhile, Edwards AFB will host the Combined Test Force’s testing and evaluation operations at the California base's Air Force Test Center.Read More »
Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby, a 29-year U.S. Air Force official, has been named director of information technology acquisition process development at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.
The Defense Department said Friday Higby will leave his roles as director of cybersecurity strategy and policy at the Office of Information Dominance and chief information officer at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the service is working on restoring and boosting the readiness of airmen using increased appropriations from Congress.Read More »
Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service wants to field a light-attack aircraft with an information networking capability designed to help U.S. and allied forces counter insurgents, the Air Force Times reported Monday. “If I hear one thing from my international air chiefs, it’s ‘we need to figure out how to share information both ways,’” Goldfein told the publication.Read More »
USAF Gen. David Goldfein Eyes International Air Chiefs Conference to Advance Joint Space Warfighting
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said he plans to propose to his foreign counterparts an international air chiefs conference that would focus on joint space warfighting operations, Defense News reported Thursday. The proposed conference would be linked to the annual Space Symposium in Colorado. Goldfein told the publication in …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force will soon expand its nuke-sniffing aircraft fleet with the addition of Lockheed Martin’s modified C-130 Hercules planes, Defense News reported Wednesday. The service currently has two WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft in its nuke-sniffing arsenal, which Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein believes is too few …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has identified three military bases as “reasonable alternative” hosts for the future long-range strike bomber aircraft. B-21 Raider bombers under development by Northrop Grumman will replace current B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit units stationed at Dyess AFB in Texas, Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota and Whiteman AFB in Missouri, …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force will initiate the second phase of its light-attack experiment, focusing on sustaining requirements and coordinating with the systems of U.S. allies, Flight Global reported Tuesday. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, said before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the experiments will …Read More »