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Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.  This contract will provide the critical design review, test and production readiness support for the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). "We are going to go [...]

Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract 2018-08-14T14:12:29+00:00

AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.   A total of 2,556 college and university students will receive the education grants and merit-based scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, [...]

AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships 2018-08-13T14:10:42+00:00

AF Week in Photos

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

AF Week in Photos 2018-08-10T14:11:16+00:00

SecAF visits F.E. Warren

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited with Airmen at the 90th Missile Wing and 20th Air Force, Aug. 7 through 8 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.During her visit, Wilson engaged with local civic leaders including Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and asked for the [...]

SecAF visits F.E. Warren 2018-08-10T14:11:18+00:00

Air Force promotes pilot diversity with ACE Flight Program

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY, Del. (AFNS) -- The inaugural class of the U.S. Air Force’s Aviation, Character and Education Flight Program recently graduated the three-week pilot training camp August 4.The ACE Flight Program is one of the service’s new initiatives working to combat the growing pilot shortage affecting the Air Force. The joint effort between the [...]

Air Force promotes pilot diversity with ACE Flight Program 2018-08-10T14:11:24+00:00

Revitalizing squadrons, Air Force outlines progress

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Since Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced his initiative to revitalize squadrons, the assigned task force produced many visible changes and is moving forward with additional changes in an implementation plan.“The squadron is the beating heart of the United States Air Force; our most essential team,” [...]

Revitalizing squadrons, Air Force outlines progress 2018-08-10T14:11:21+00:00

Around the Air Force: Aug. 8

[embedded content]FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look Around the Air Force, Falcon rockets are being considered to deliver cargo, security forces Airmen will once again compete in the Defender Challenge and the Air Reserve Personnel Center aims to reduce call wait times. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins.For previous episodes, click [...]

Around the Air Force: Aug. 8 2018-08-09T14:11:53+00:00

Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) --The little things that Air Force Materiel Command does every day enable the Air Force to be effective, and it’s so important that Airmen fully appreciate their impact, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, reflecting on her three years at the helm of AFMC as she readies to retire this [...]

Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness 2018-08-08T14:10:36+00:00

Air Force releases Light Attack Aircraft draft request for proposal

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Air Force shared a draft request for proposal for the Light Attack Aircraft with Sierra Nevada/Embraer and Textron Aviation following the conclusion of the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment.This is the first step in working with industry towards the final RFP release that is expected in December 2018. [...]

Air Force releases Light Attack Aircraft draft request for proposal 2018-08-07T14:12:24+00:00

NASA assigns crews to first test flights, missions on commercial spacecraft

NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.“Today, our country’s dreams of greater achievements in space [...]

NASA assigns crews to first test flights, missions on commercial spacecraft 2018-08-04T14:09:07+00:00