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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Aims to Increase Number of Active-Duty Airmen

Deborah Lee James said Monday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference that addressing workforce issues remains as her top priority as secretary of the U.S. Air Force. The military branch said Monday James also reaffirmed her commitment to increase the presence of active-duty Airmen as well as prevent sexual assaults through victim care and …

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Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes: Air Force Eyes Near-Term Procurement of Light Attack Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force looks to test various off-the-shelf aerial platforms in spring 2017 as the service branch considers procurement of a new aircraft for light-attack missions, Defense News reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes Lt. Gen. James Holmes, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the Air Force, suggested the idea of demonstration flights to the …

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Deborah Lee James: More Assessment Needed Before DoD’s Final Cost Estimate for Nuclear Modernization

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James believes the Defense Department needs more room for evaluation before it can finalize the cost estimate on the effort to modernize the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. John Harper writes DoD’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Office estimated the cost of the …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks to Expedite FMS Process Via Training Program for Security Cooperation Officers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch plans to implement several measures that seek to speed up the foreign military sales process, the USAF said Thursday. James told event attendees at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Wednesday that the military branch will work to develop a …

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Reports: Gen. Hawk Carlisle Eyes IOC for F-35A Within August-December Window

The U.S. Air Force could determine an approval for initial operating capability of the service branch’s Lockheed Martin-built F-35A aircraft within the August-to-December window, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, has said he does not see a yellow flag or red flag in the program and noted that …

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Deborah Lee James: Conflicts on Earth Could Extend to Space

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said conflicts on Earth can reach space in the future and the U.S. is preparing to address that possibility. James took part in a breakout session at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington to discuss U.S. views and strategies on the space enterprise, the …

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