Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force
for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks to a crowd of small
businesses, venture capitalists and airmen during the inaugural Air
Force Pitch Day in New York, March 7, 2019. Air Force photo by TSgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.
Opinion: It’s Time to Advance America’s Asymmetric Advantage by Equipping the Air ForceFormer Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley (ret.) writes: Success demands smart, realistic preparation. Too often, World War II airmen unnecessarily sacrificed their lives because the nation had failed to invest in and build the air force our nation would need. Today’s airmen find themselves facing eerily similar circumstances.
Defense NewsNorth Korea Angered over New US Training Event in South KoreaAircrews and aircraft from the U.S., Republic of Korea (RoK) and Australia are participating in a new exercise on the Korean Peninsula in an effort to maintain military readiness with Pacific partners.
Military.comCongressional Panel Looks at National Security Implications of China’s Space AmbitionsAre the United States and China inevitably headed to a war in space? That was the central question posed by members of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a hearing on Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Space NewsCan the Pentagon Sell Silicon Valley on AI as Ethical War?Silicon Valley is wrestling with a Pentagon-shaped ethical question, and on April 25, the arena for this particular fight was a a wood-panelled ballroom at Stanford University, which hosted a listening session of the Defense Innovation Board.
C4ISRNETPollution Study at Former Michigan Air Force Base Needs More Time, Pentagon Official SaysA Pentagon official has told northern Michigan residents four more years of study are necessary to get a handle on toxic chemicals from a former U.S. Air Force base that are polluting drinking water.
Associated Press via Air Force TimesUSAF Selects Slingshot Aerospace for AI Space Situational AwarenessThe US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded a contract to analytics company Slingshot Aerospace to provide an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for next-generation space situational awareness and enterprise space battle management.
airforce-technology.comJapan Expands the Hunt for F-35 Jet That Went Missing During ExerciseJapan expanded its search for a missing F-35 stealth fighter on Thursday with a maritime survey vessel joining a navy ship and a U.S. Navy salvage team is expected in the area in coming days, a Japanese air force spokesman said.
ReutersOne More Thing …P-51 Mustang returns home to Kentucky Air Guard after 63 yearsA P-51 Mustang arrived back on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here April 12, more than six decades after departing. The Mustang, serial number of 44-74202, was once assigned to the unit as a military fighter aircraft from 1953 to 1956. Now, it was returning home as a fully restored civilian warbird to fly in the 2019 Thunder Over Louisville air show.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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