Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies alongside Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford, and US Strategic Command boss Gen. John Hyten before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the proposal to establish a Space Force, April 11, 2019. Air Force photo by SSgt. Rusty Frank.
Opinion: Tyndall and Offutt AFBs Need More Repair Money — and FastLast month’s devastating flood at Offutt AFB, Neb., didn’t just put a critical military installation underwater. It raised the stakes in an increasingly high-risk game of pass-the-buck when it comes to ensuring the readiness of our military forces.
Defense OneAir Force: Veteran Who Killed San Antonio Commander Was on Suicide MissionThe findings of an exhaustive probe by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, obtained by the San Antonio Express-News under the federal Freedom of Information Act, said Bellino had known that the brief, violent showdown would likely end the way it did, by him putting a gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger.
San Antonio Express-NewsSenators Demand Answers on Construction Projects Bumped to Fund Border WallThe Defense Department's $21 billion military construction budget request, which includes $9.2 billion in emergency funds to cover the cost of a border fence as well as $2 billion in hurricane recovery money, continues to vex senators who must decide the size of the Pentagon's budget next fiscal year.
Military.comNew Mobile App Enables, Engages, Empowers AirmenThe Air Force now has an enterprise-wide mobile app designed to provide airmen with streamlined access to information they need for their lives and careers.
AFRC NewsThe F-35 and Other Warplanes Descend on Switzerland This SpringThe Swiss have kicked off flying season for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration to replace the country’s aging fleet, with several demonstrations scheduled between now and early July.
Defense NewsThree Teams Qualify to Compete in DARPA Launch ChallengeThe DARPA Launch Challenge aims to fundamentally shift military space capabilities to enable on-demand, flexible, and responsive launch of small payloads. Three competitors successfully completed the qualification phase and will attempt to launch to low-Earth orbit from two different U.S. locations within a matter of weeks.
DARPAOne More Thing …Secretive Lab at Patrick Watches for Nuclear Explosions Worldwide, Protecting the U.S.Florida Today took the most in-depth media tour of AFTAC's classified radiochemistry laboratory since it opened in March 2014.
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