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  • The Air Force Participating Test Unit: Keeping the Battlefield Secure

    It’s a battlefield scenario: two Air Force pilots have intercepted an enemy aircraft. One pilot transmits a command to engage the hostile aircraft through encrypted data link communication with minimal voice communication. The second pilot responds through the same data link, complying with the

  • Air Force announces officer stratification guidance

    “As we execute Action Order A (Airman), we must remain focused on a culture of transparency,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. “By strengthening our officer stratification policy, we are meeting that intent. This step is necessary to give officers a full understanding of

  • Hanscom Airman Codes his way to Bronze Star

    Capt. Sergio Sierra deployed to the Middle East from October 2017 to April 2018 and coded a better way for coalition forces to request intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets on missions, earning a Bronze Star for his innovation and bringing unique experience back to the Command,

  • Hanscom lays groundwork for comms at Tyndall

    Program managers in the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate here are exercising every one of the words in their five-word title by reconstituting a communications network almost totally wiped out by winds, flooding and infrastructure damage. First responders have

  • Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist takes the reins of Ninth Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist takes the reins of Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force, headquartered at Shaw AFB, is a Numbered Air Force under Air Combat Command composed of eight active-duty wings and three direct reporting units in the Southeastern U.S. with more than 400 aircraft and 29,000 active-duty