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Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) --In March 2019, Air Force leaders decided to create a new information warfare numbered air force with enhanced missions and capabilities.Sixteenth Air Force activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Oct. 11, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that [...]

Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities2019-10-11T14:08:55-06:00

Chief Data Office announces capabilities for the VAULT Data Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --The Air Force Chief Data Office announced today additional capabilities for the Visible, Accessible, Understandable, Linked and Trusted Data Platform. The VAULT Platform is designed to provide Airmen with cyber secure, cloud-based tools to connect, find, share and learn from Air Force data to improve readiness and mission success.The VAULT Platform now [...]

Chief Data Office announces capabilities for the VAULT Data Platform2019-10-11T14:08:57-06:00

Tyndall AFB continues rebuild effort one year after Hurricane Michael

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) --In the early hours of Oct. 10, 2018, many communities in Northwest Florida prepared for a storm expected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane.Tyndall Air Force Base was also preparing for the storm named Hurricane Michael.Base leaders evacuated nonessential personnel, stored equipment in protected areas as much [...]

Tyndall AFB continues rebuild effort one year after Hurricane Michael2019-10-10T14:09:40-06:00

AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technology

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) --An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit to instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, a 28,000-acre site used to train survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists.With SHARK, sensors are embedded into shirts to transmit key metrics including [...]

AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technology2019-10-09T14:10:36-06:00

F-16 crashes near Spangdahlem AB, pilot OK

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) --A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Oct. 8 at about 3 p.m. CEST, near Zemmer, Germany, during a routine training sortie.The pilot ejected safely and has been recovered with minor injuries. The aircraft is assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.First responders [...]

F-16 crashes near Spangdahlem AB, pilot OK2019-10-08T14:13:00-06:00

Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is not all skeletons and jack-o-lanterns, there are also scary things that live in cyberspace. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with this year’s theme, “Be Cyber Smart.”The awareness month is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, along with the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners. It is [...]

Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month2019-10-07T14:11:14-06:00

DoD, industry collaboration part of Spark Collider 2.0

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) --Travis Air Force Base once again marked a step forward in recent forays into the private sector with the goal of stoking collaboration between its Airmen and leaders in the technology industry Sept. 27.The event, dubbed Spark Collider 2.0, invited representatives from Silicon Valley-based tech firms onto Travis AFB [...]

DoD, industry collaboration part of Spark Collider 2.02019-10-03T14:09:36-06:00

Air Force joins other services to address military privatized housing

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan, along with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and secretaries from the Army and Navy, gathered with privatized housing project owners Oct. 2 to address the progress in reforming the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.“We meet with the project owners quarterly to ensure our Airmen and their [...]

Air Force joins other services to address military privatized housing2019-10-03T14:09:37-06:00

CSAF charts Air Force defender way forward in Year of Integrated Base Defense

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s transition from The Year of the Defender to The Year of Integrated Base Defense, focusing on how elite defenders fit into a layered defensive network, in a speech at the 33rd National Meeting of the Air [...]

CSAF charts Air Force defender way forward in Year of Integrated Base Defense2019-10-02T14:09:46-06:00

Raymond outlines ambitious U.S. space activities, embraces Space Force as a new, separate military branch

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --Air Force Gen. John Raymond, recently confirmed to lead the U.S. Space Command, emphasized on Sept. 27, the singular need for a Space Force and the steps required to maintain U.S. preeminence in a “domain” that is becoming increasingly crowded, dangerous and essential.“We’re planning for a Space Force. We need a Space Force. [...]

Raymond outlines ambitious U.S. space activities, embraces Space Force as a new, separate military branch2019-09-27T14:14:24-06:00