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Butch Luckie: Air Force’s IT Savings Hit $565M

Butch Luckie, chief of information technology business analytics at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch has achieved nearly 17 percent reduction in the service branch’s IT budget of more than $3.9 billion during the past two years. Luckie told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday that figure represents …

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Defense One: Air Force Wants Company to Decide on Electronic Attack Aircraft Replacement

The U.S. Air Force plans to grant L3 Technologies authority to determine how to replace the military branch’s EC-130H Compass Call electronic attack aircraft, Defense One reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, told Defense One the branch looks to transfer 10 EC-130H electronic packages to new aircraft that could provide higher …

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Heather Wilson Confirmed as Air Force Secretary

The Senate has approved Heather Wilson, president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to assume the U.S Air Force‘s top civilian position through a 76-22 vote. She will be sworn in as Air Force secretary within a week and replace Lisa Disbrow, who headed the service branch on an acting basis since January …

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USAF Concludes 1st F-35A Flight Training Deployment in Europe

U.S. Air Force pilots from the 34th Fighter Squadron and supporting units from Hill Air Force Base in Utah flew eight F-35As at a military air base near Lakenheath, England, as part of the aircraft’s first training deployment to Europe. The service branch said Monday that the squadron performed approximately 76 sorties throughout …

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Air Force Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Kennedy Space Center

The U.S. Air Force‘s unmanned reusable space plane has arrived from an on-orbit mission at the shuttle landing facility of NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 performed on-orbit experiments during its 718-day mission, which brings the total number of days spent in space for the OTV program to 2,085 …

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Former DLA Director Andy Busch Retires From Air Force

Lt. Gen. Andy Busch, former director of the Defense Logistics Agency, formally concluded his 38-year military career during a ceremony held Thursday at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The U.S. Air Force veteran led the development of DLA’s expeditionary capacity during his tenure as DLA director with the creation of the Global Response Force …

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Report: DoD to Release Unmanned Tech Road Map Soon

The Defense Department could soon unveil a road map that will describe how DoD plans to utilize unmanned air, ground and maritime technologies over the next 25 years, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes the U.S. Air Force has assembled enterprise capability collaboration teams to help the service branch make decisions concerning its force structure Lt. …

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USAF Conducts Joint F-35, F-15 Training Exercises in England

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force‘s active-duty 388th and reserve 419 Fighter Wings have performed joint training exercises on F-35A, F-15C and F-15E aircraft variants at a military air base near Lakenheath, England. The Air Force said Thursday that it conducted various sorties alongside members of the 48th Fighter Wing, the U.K. air force and …

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House Passes $1.1T Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

The House voted 309-118 Wednesday to pass a potential $1.1 trillion budget package to fund the federal government for the remaining months of fiscal 2017, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Kelsey Snell writes the Senate is expected to vote on the omnibus spending bill before the week-long continuing resolution expires …

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