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  • SecAF Wilson provides Air Force update

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented an update of the state of the Air Force Sept. 17, during the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor. Wilson discussed restoring force readiness, space operations and the future of the Air Force during her presentation.
  • When can I get my OCPs?

    The official wear date for the operational camouflage pattern uniform is Oct. 1. Some Airmen preparing to deploy, or who have deployed previously and those who have been assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command or Air Force Global Strike Command may already have these uniforms. Others have already purchased OCPs to make sure they are ready come the first week of October. However, there is a caveat attached to the wear date.
  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • History office plays key role in OCP emblem-to-patch conversion

    As the Air Force begins transitioning from the current Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern, there is a renewed focus on emblems and patches across Air Force units as Airmen will once again be able to wear unit patches on their sleeves. Patch wear was phased out when the ABU was deployed in 2007. It is to this historical tradition that we can trace the evolution of military emblems and patches said AFMC historian during an in-depth look at the relevance and importance of heraldic symbols to airpower today. A key point that units need to understand is that just because a unit has an emblem it does not automatically mean that they are authorized a patch to wear.
  • Ninth Air Force adds joint flavor to STAFFEX 18-5

    Ninth Air Force advanced through its fifth Staff Exercise Aug. 13 through 17, focusing on operations in the U.S. Southern Command theater.
  • 51.12 percent selection rate confirmed for 18E5 promotion cycle

    Air Force officials have selected 15,669 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant out of 30,651 eligible for a selection rate of 51.12 percent.
  • What it means to serve

    Across the Department of Defense, military members dedicate themselves to protecting the United States and the American way of life through voluntary service. Just as individual Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Sailors joined the military for different reasons and support their branches in diverse ways, each has a unique way of defining what it means to serve based on their experiences. For some 20th Fighter Wing Airmen, this is what it means to serve.
  • 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Brings U.S. Airpower to Bagram

    U.S. Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) deployed to Bagram Airfield in support of combat operations, July 27. The 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron replaced the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, out of Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, who delivered decisive airpower for the past three months.
  • DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

    The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.
  • EOD: always fit to fight

    Surrounded by the sound of clinking metal and upbeat music, a group of Airmen work to exhaustion as the sun begins to rise. For this group of 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen, working hard can mean the difference between life or death. The safety of the team as well as those around them can be threatened as they clear paths for fellow service members during deployments, clean up training grounds or assist state law enforcement agencies with emergencies.
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