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AFWERX, Techstars announce 10 companies to participate in tech accelerator

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The 10 companies the Air Force and Techstars selected to participate in an in-residence technology accelerator program during the AFWERX 2019 Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator in Boston last month began the program Feb. 18.The tech accelerator enabled the Air Force to partner with small businesses to solve the service’s most challenging [...]

AFWERX, Techstars announce 10 companies to participate in tech accelerator2019-02-21T13:09:19+00:00

Financial Operations workshop features innovation

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Tech. Sgt. Samuel Spaethe used to spend hours upon hours completing work as a financial services technician, often working weeknights until 7 p.m. and then on Saturdays just to get the job done.But he knew that effort was not sustainable. So he did something innovative about it.Spaethe developed [...]

Financial Operations workshop features innovation2019-02-20T13:09:30+00:00

Citing health, safety concerns, Wilson and Goldfein order commanders to conduct ‘100% review’ of all base housing

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100 percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March [...]

Citing health, safety concerns, Wilson and Goldfein order commanders to conduct ‘100% review’ of all base housing2019-02-20T13:09:31+00:00

Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19.Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral [...]

Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen2019-02-20T13:09:32+00:00

Donovan: Readiness, force lethality begins with training

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The very foundation of the Air Force was built on innovation and technology, beginning with the first flight of the Wright Flyer four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. More than 115 years later, innovation and technology continue to play important roles in shaping the fight [...]

Donovan: Readiness, force lethality begins with training2019-02-15T13:09:20+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 Photos2019-02-15T13:09:22+00:00

Under secretary: Goodfellow AFB building lethal, ready force

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Goodfellow Air Force Base hosted Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan, the second highest ranking civilian in the service, Feb. 13.Donovan is responsible for the affairs of the Air Force, including organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of approximately 685,000 active duty, Guard, [...]

Under secretary: Goodfellow AFB building lethal, ready force2019-02-14T13:09:58+00:00

Pegasus Wings its way to 97th AMW

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFNS) --The 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed its newest weapon system, the KC-46A Pegasus, to the official training unit of the Air Force’s state-of-the-art tanker aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Feb. 8.  Distinguished visitors and members of the Altus AFB community gathered to witness the landing and official recognition [...]

Pegasus Wings its way to 97th AMW2019-02-09T13:09:58+00:00

CMSAF Wright testifies before Congress on Air Force quality of life

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright told members of Congress at Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, that issues such as adequate base housing, reliable child care and other quality of life factors are “inextricably linked” to the service’s readiness.“Recruiting the best Airmen possible, training and retaining the [...]

CMSAF Wright testifies before Congress on Air Force quality of life2019-02-09T13:10:00+00:00

Retired AF female forerunner laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcelite Jordan Harris was laid to rest Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, with full military funeral honors.During Harris’s life and Air Force career, she accomplished multiple crowning achievements. After receiving her commission through Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, [...]

Retired AF female forerunner laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery2019-02-08T13:09:28+00:00