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BESPIN-AFIMSC alliance improves mission support capabilities

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --An alliance between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center and the Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation office is improving mission support capabilities.BESPIN and AFIMSC are partnering to develop two mobile applications: an app connecting the military community to base events and an app to improve contractor [...]

BESPIN-AFIMSC alliance improves mission support capabilities2019-08-22T14:09:54-06:00

AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) --In less than two weeks, all 113 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been inspected and 112 cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft.Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command [...]

AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete2019-08-22T14:09:55-06:00

Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --The Air Force’s near obsession with innovation is well known and deeply rooted. The service’s vision statement, after all, says, “Powered by Airmen, fueled by innovation.”Yet finding and nurturing novel ideas and turning them into real world, everyday products and policies that benefit the Air Force is no easy matter in a [...]

Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”2019-08-22T14:09:55-06:00

Hill AFB wins DOE award for energy efficiency

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) --The Energy Office at Hill Air Force Base earned high honors recently when the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the installation with the 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Award.The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation and the use of renewable energy [...]

Hill AFB wins DOE award for energy efficiency2019-08-18T14:09:13-06:00

AFRL licenses second technology to local firm

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) --A year ago, Dr. Larry Brott of the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with his co-inventors, licensed a technology for a pressure-activated marker that allows troops to communicate with written messages in low or no-light conditions, with or without night vision devices.This marker, along with a second patent by [...]

AFRL licenses second technology to local firm2019-08-15T14:09:07-06:00

Air Force selects 14,235 in 19E5/staff sergeant promotion cycle

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) --Air Force officials have selected 14,235 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant out of 29,179 eligible for a selection rate of 48.79%.The 19E5/staff sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force’s Personnel Center website Enlisted Promotions page, the Air Force Portal and myPers on Aug. 22, [...]

Air Force selects 14,235 in 19E5/staff sergeant promotion cycle2019-08-15T14:09:07-06:00

Around the Air Force: Resiliency stand down / New GPS satellite

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) --In today's look around the Air Force Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright talks about resiliency as the service announces a stand down day for all wings, and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, completes testing of a new satellite. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins) For [...]

Around the Air Force: Resiliency stand down / New GPS satellite2019-08-09T14:08:46-06:00

Ollie Crawford: Air Force advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (AFNS) --Oliver “Ollie” Crawford, pilot, advocate for the U.S. Air Force and one of the charter members of the Air Force Association, was laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Aug. 5.Crawford died July 21 in San Antonio two days after turning [...]

Ollie Crawford: Air Force advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery2019-08-07T14:09:17-06:00

Around the Air Force: AF, Navy Arabian Gulf readiness / CSAF talks modern warfare

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) --In this edition of Around the Air Force, F-15E Strike Eagles attached to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participated in an air operations exercise with the USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein speaks at Air and Space Power Conference 2019 in London.(Hosted [...]

Around the Air Force: AF, Navy Arabian Gulf readiness / CSAF talks modern warfare2019-08-02T14:11:47-06:00

Goldfein’s 10-day trip across northern Europe focuses on partners and ‘great power’ realities

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland (AFNS) --Familiar and well-honed goals fueled Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s recently completed 10-day trip across northern Europe and Greenland – underscoring the United States’ commitment to allies and friends, forging and reinforcing bonds that help ensure a safe and prosperous Europe, and finding ways to increase [...]

Goldfein’s 10-day trip across northern Europe focuses on partners and ‘great power’ realities2019-07-31T14:09:26-06:00