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  • Wilson, Goldfein outline to Senate committee Air Force progress, need for larger force

    Ending the week much as it began, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 4, that the Air Force must grow to meet – and defeat – security threats at home, globally and in space in an era of great power competition.
  • AF helicopter ‘hard crew’ formula improves cohesion, mission

    In the realm of team sports where expectations and the stakes to win are high, teams rely on continuity and chemistry to maximize their effectiveness and propel them to the top. Utilizing a similar game plan, operating as a ‘hard crew’, a team of Moody’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew recently unified and flew every mission together at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., to enhance their Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) capabilities so they will perform at their peak when it matters the most— when lives are on the line.
  • The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17. “The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is too small for what the nation is asking us to do. We have 312 operational squadrons today. The Air Force We Need has 386 operational squadrons by 2030.” The National Defense Strategy, Air Force leaders said, marks the reemergence of long-term, strategic competition with China and Russia. The Air Force’s imperative is to compete, deter, and win this competition by fielding a force that is lethal, resilient, rapidly adapting and integrates seamlessly with the joint force, allies and partners.
  • Operational squadrons key to 'Air Force We Need'

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson outlined the way the Air Force will approach its future force structure while speaking at the Defense News annual conference in Arlington, Sept. 5.
  • Air Force transfers cyber responsibility to ACC

    Air Force officials announced the service’s cyber responsibilities will realign to Air Combat Command from Air Force Space Command.
  • Second phase of Light Attack Experiment underway

    Flying began today for the Air Force’s second phase of the Light Attack Experiment at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.
  • AF to fund squadron innovation that improves mission effectiveness

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force squadrons will receive a new funding authority to accelerate implementation of the National Defense Strategy Feb. 23, 2018.
  • Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 budget addresses great power competition

    The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize.
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