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  • ACC commander speaks on Fighter Roadmap at AFA ‘21

    The Air Force must continue to rebalance its fighter portfolio investment in order to keep pace and compete with China, according to the commander of Air Combat Command. During his keynote presentation at the Air Force Association 2021 Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 22, Gen. Mark Kelly said today’s fighter force was designed for a different peer adversary, built for a different time, and utilized in a different place and manner than originally planned.
  • Myths and facts about the vax – debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it.
  • It’s All About People panel focuses on diversity, inclusion, respect

    Retired Gen. Larry O. Spencer moderated the panel, titled “It’s All About People – Join Us,” which featured Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones; retired Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr.; Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services; and Patricia Mulcahy, U.S. Space Force chief human capital officer.
  • AUAB Fabrication Flight: fabricate to innovate

    Whether they’re welding, heat-treating, inspecting, repairing or fabricating equipment, the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, has a hand in assisting all organizations across the installation. However, what distinguishes them is their innovative mindset that allows them to take what was once extra scrap metal lying around and change it into something that fixes Air Force-wide problems.
  • History 72 Years in the making: 1949 First Aerial Gunnery Competition

    Seventy-two years ago, and one year after racial integration of the Armed Forces, four pilots took to the skies in P-47 Thunderbolts to compete in a first of its kind Air Force competition. Even though their aerial adversary, the much newer P-51 Mustang, was formidable, these four men had already grappled with a much more formidable adversary on the ground by the name of Jim Crow.
  • 363 ISRW breaks ground for new Air Force Targeting Center

    The 363d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (ISRW) leadership along with their host and mission partner, 633d Air Base Wing (ABW), and special guests celebrated the ground breaking of the new 363d ISR Group (ISRG) Air Force Targeting Center during a ceremony Sept. 16, 2021 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Showcase: Lieutenant General Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada

    Lt. Gen. Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada was a pioneer of aerial refueling, an architect of U.S. tactical air power, and was a key U.S. Army Air Forces leader during WWII in the European Theater of Operations. After WWII, he was the first commander of Tactical Air Command (now Air Combat Command) Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. He moved the headquarters to Langley Air Force Base, Virgina, to be in close proximity to Headquarters, Army Ground Forces. When the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, he became a Lieutenant General in the independent U.S. Air Force.
  • CMSAF reaffirms case for speed, innovation, culture change across the Air Force

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass delivered remarks during the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20.
  • Brown presses case for speed, innovation, culture change across the Air Force

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. attended the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, to deliver his “Accelerate Change to Empowered Airmen” speech, Sept. 20.
  • Commentary - Welcoming Afghan evacuees: What it means to me

    August 2020 will be forever etched into the minds of military individuals who have deployed to Afghanistan over the last 20 years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. With the close of operations in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021, several people have asked me, “What do you think about Afghan evacuees coming to America?” “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
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