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  • 2nd CWSS narrows Air Force Weather’s first-in communications gap

    Members from Air Force Weather and Special Operations communities gathered at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 20, to test a first-in communications capability with potential for the global Air Force mission. Joint Special Operations Command, 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, 18th Weather Squadron

  • 15th OWS creating margin with Ready Month

    The 15th Operational Weather Squadron has introduced a new scheduling model this year to improve readiness, morale and the ability to train. Dubbed “Ready Month,” the plan provides the opportunity for one of the squadron’s four operational flights to come off 24/7 operations for a month to focus on

  • Cyber Evolution: 16th WS

    The 16th Weather Squadron is leading the way, reorganizing to become the 557th Weather Wing’s dedicated software and innovation squadron, a move that will generate new insights on environmental intelligence for combatant commanders around the globe. When complete, the reorganization will reinforce

  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.

  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest

  • DoD innovation units join forces to engage small business

    Over the past few months, AFWERX, Army Futures Command, NavalX, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Innovation Network/Defense Innovation Unit have joined forces to make this experimental concept an interagency initiative to bridge the gap between startups, small

  • 16th Air Force to streamline cyber weapon systems

    Launched on July 1, 12N12 aims to replace, reduce and consolidate the tools, systems and applications operators and analysts employ within the cyberspace security and defense mission area by July 1, 2020.

  • Barrett publicly sworn in as secretary of the Air Force

    David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense, conducted the public swearing-in, which preceded Barrett’s first formal remarks since becoming the secretary. Barrett said her highest priority is protecting – and prolonging – the Air Force’s unrivaled excellence.

  • CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resilliency through video games

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force is scheduled to play video games with three Airmen from within Air Combat Command from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 25, 2019, on the ACC Public Affairs YouTube channel — ACCNewsTV. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airmen JaNae Capuno)

  • Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

    Please note these camps are for kids across the enterprise and application this year is via email, not an online application site. The application needed is linked in the article to make it a little easier for parents/guardians.

  • 2019 Air Force Photo Contest opens soon

    The 2019 Air Force Photo Contest opens May 1. The annual contest, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, highlights and celebrates photography created by Airmen and their families.

  • Air Force sports seeks male, female softball players

    The Air Force is looking for men and women for 2019 Air Force Softball Trial Camps. The men’s camp is at Eglin AFB, Florida, and the women’s is at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Both camps are July 25 – Aug. 11. Armed Forces Softball Championships are Aug. 12-18 at Pensacola Naval Air Station,

  • War and Peace event highlights U.S, U.K. air forces anniversaries

    War and Peace, an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the 100th anniversary of the U.K. Royal Air Force, is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum April 7.The U.S. Air Force and the RAF have a long history together and have

  • Glory Trip 220: an aircrew’s perspective

    A joint team comprised of U.S. Air Force missileers and U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircrew successfully launched an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile above the Pacific Ocean April 26, 2017.