Tag Archives: US Air Force

USAF Tests New Tactical Data Link for Air Operations; Lt. Col. Bradley Rueter Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force has conducted a test of a new tactical data link designed to boost situational awareness across airmen, C4ISRnet reported Thursday. USAF's Air Mobility Command delivered high bandwidth and accelerated data processing with the data link in a test that took place Sunday.

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Navy Signs Agreement for USAF Leadership Over Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling


The U.S. Navy has signed an agreement that formally transfers the authority of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to the U.S. Air Force. JBAB will host the 11th Wing and support the group's mission partner network of about 70 entities. The 11th Wing expects to gain JBAB's full operational capability in 2022.

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GAO: U.S. Air Force Must Improve Assessment of Retention Efforts for Drone Operators

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the U.S. Air Force to establish metrics to properly assess its efforts to hire and retain personnel that handle the operations of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The Air Force is yet to achieve its 2024 staffing goals for sensor operators and pilots. 

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Joint INDOPACOM Exercise Last Year Used New Simulation Tech


U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) used a modern simulation tool to administer a wargame exercise that took place in August 2019. USINDOPACOM leveraged the Standard Wargame Integration Facilitation Toolkit to conduct the Joint Forces Energy Wargame (JFEW) and perform associated analyses.

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U.S. Air Force Unveils Doctrine Annex for Joint All-Domain Operations

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The Department of the Air Force has issued a document that defines the involvement of air and space forces in joint, multi-domain operations. The Joint All-Domain Operations or JADO annex, labeled Annex 3-1, will undergo further updates as Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education continues tests and evaluation, the U.S. Air Force said Monday.

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DOE-USAF Partnership Tests Compatibility, Weapon Systems of Extended B61 Bomber


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), under the Department of Energy (DoE), partnered with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to test the weapon systems of a B61-12 modified for extended service life. Two flight tests for the B61-12 Life Extension Program took place in March 2020 at the Nevada-based Tonopah Test Range, the Department of Energy said Monday.

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Akima Logistics Services Secures $365M IDIQ Contract from USAF to Provide Logistics Support; Scott Rauer Quoted

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Akima has announced that its subsidiary, Akima Logistics Services, has been awarded a potential ten-year, $365 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide C-21 aircraft contractor logistics support services at a variety of Air Force bases globally, the company reported on Tuesday

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