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  • Hanscom begins Network-as-a-Service experiments

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded two Network-as-a-Service agreements for a total of $121 million, freeing Airmen currently assigned to support base network operations to transition into core Air Force mission cyber operations. The team used an Other Transaction Agreement for this effort, which allowed flexibility and agility to award their effort in four months, an expedited timeframe. The base information technology service delivery support agreements with AT&T Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are for risk reduction experiments spanning three years. Risk reduction is a phase of an overall effort to provide Enterprise Information Technology as-a-Service.
  • AF deploys metrics, quantifies value of medical readiness

    As the Defense Health Agency assumes management of Air Force military treatment facilities, one of the most important challenges facing the Air Force is its ability to maintain the readiness mission hospitals and clinics support.
  • JBLE commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Joint Base Langley-Eustis commemorated POW/MIA Recognition Day with a 24-hour run from Sept. 20-21, 2018. The guest speaker, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William “Blister” Townsley shared his story during the opening ceremony about being shot down while flying a Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster during the Vietnam War.
  • RQ-4B GLOBAL HAWK ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released today, an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators. This caused the RQ-4B to enter an unusual flight altitude and experience airspeeds that exceeded structural limitations, from which the aircraft could not recover.
  • NCO cross-trains to pursue career goals, personal fulfillment

    Many Airmen find themselves seeking an opportunity to change their career field during their enlistment, but the needs of the Air Force don’t always align with the desires of its Airmen. But, for one Airman, it did. Staff Sgt. Colin Owens, 49th Wing Chapel religious affairs Airman, knew early into his air traffic controller career something needed to change.
  • POW/MIA Remembrance Day at Holloman

    Holloman Air Force Base honored service members who were imprisoned or remain missing-in-action with a 24-hour vigil and run September 20 – 21, here. A ceremony launched a vigil, with Senior Master Sgt. John Chacon, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron operations superintendent, speaking about the remembrance of POW/MIA, followed by a roll call of honor naming 12 New Mexico natives still in missing in action, dating back to the Vietnam War.
  • Three ACC Captains among 12 Air Force selects for Inter-American Squadron Officer School

    Twelve active-duty officers were recently selected to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School, or ISOS, at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, with the first of three classes starting in October 2018.
  • It needs to stop

    “I remember sitting in my room typing up a letter to everyone, apologizing for being such a failure and causing so many problems. I finished typing the note and had my pills lined up on the table.” Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among military members and yearly claims more lives than combat.
  • 633rd Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps work to increase Airmen resiliency

    At select bases across the U.S. Air Force, Task Force True North is embedding medical, mental health, and chaplain personnel directly into high stress units. Although JBLE was not selected as one of the pilot installations for TFTN, the 633rd Air Base Wing chaplain corps has begun to embed the chaplain corps into squadrons across base.
  • An F-15E Strike Eagle achieves 10,000 flying hours

    F-15E Strike Eagle tail 472 arrived at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. on July 1, 1990 and was assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron in January 2010. On Sept. 18, 2018 tail 472 achieved a rare milestone within the training community: it reached 10,000-flying hours. It is the first F-15E assigned to a Seymour Johnson AFB training squadron, 333rd or 334th FS, to achieve this feat.
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