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Air Force Aims to Help Airmen Develop Mobility Skills Through New Course

The U.S. Air Force‘s Expeditionary Center has launched three new courses to educate students about their roles in the Air Mobility Command’s mission and offer information on organizations that collaborate to support rapid global mobility efforts. The military branch said Saturday the RGM courses are designed for AMC airmen at newly assigned, upgraded and …

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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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Gen. James Holmes Succeeds Gen. Hawk Carlisle as Air Combat Command Chief

Gen. James Holmes, former deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the U.S. Air Force, has officially assumed leadership of the Air Combat Command during a ceremony held Friday at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Virginia. The Air Force said Friday Holmes succeeded Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired from service after a …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Congress Should Fund FAA’s Space Transpo Office, Military Space Initiatives

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) has called on lawmakers to provide funding support to military space programs and the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of commercial space transportation, Space News reported Thursday. Phillip Swarts writes Bridenstine, one of the potential candidates for the NASA administrator post, said at a House Appropriations Committee’s defense …

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Romania’s Air Force Gets Certification to Refuel From US Tankers

Romania’s air force has obtained certification to receive fuel from U.S. tankers through an air-to-air refueling mission between the European country’s F-16 Fighting Falcon and the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-135 Stratotanker. USAF said its 100th Air Refueling Wing sent 14 personnel and a KC-135 tanker to Romania for a five-day training operation and a refueling mission …

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Joint US-Australia Space Surveillance Radar Becomes Fully Operational

The U.S. Air Force and Australia’s jointly-operated space surveillance radar system has achieved full operational capability status following completion of a relocation effort that began in 2014. Australia’s defense department said Tuesday the C-band radar system was transferred from Antigua to the Harold E. Holt Naval Communication Station in Western Australia. Australian defense …

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Air Force to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct the first flight demonstration of light attack aircraft this summer at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said the service branch will invite industry members to participate …

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sworn in as Energy Secretary

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, has been sworn in as head of the Energy Department  after the Senate confirmed his appointment via a 62-37 vote. Perry said in a statement published Thursday that he will support DOE’s efforts to “provide stable, reliable, affordable and secure sources of American energy.” He also aims to …

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Darlene Costello: White House ‘Not Likely’ to Trim Air Force One Replacement Specs

Darlene Costello, acting U.S. Air Force acquisition chief, has said the White House is not likely to lessen requirements for the next presidential aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Costello told reporters during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium that the service branch and the White House’s military office could finalize …

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