Tag Archives: Heather Wilson

Air Force to Review Science & Tech Research Strategy

The U.S. Air Force will launch a one-year science and technology review in an effort to update the service branch’s research priorities and strategy. The study will focus on the Air Force’s research management efforts as well as research areas that should be prioritized in next 10 to 20 years, the military …

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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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Air Force, SOFWERX to Collaborate on UAV Battle Experiment

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with SOFWERX to conduct a “rumble-style” battle experiment on unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information for potential drone operations, National Defense reported Thursday. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, said the service branch will hold the ThunderDrone rapid prototyping event at a rented warehouse in Tampa, …

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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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