A formation of F-35 Lightning IIs from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings stationed at Hill AFB, Utah, perform aerial maneuvers during a combat power exercise over Utah Test and Training Range, Nov. 19, 2018. Air Force photo by SSgt. Cory D. Payne.
Air Force Academy Removes Commandant of Cadets Amid InvestigationThe first openly gay general at the Air Force Academy has been removed as commandant of cadets, but leaders there were mum Monday on the exact cause of the apparent firing. Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, who led military training at the academy since 2017, was removed from her role as commandant amid an investigation, the school confirmed Monday.
The Gazette“Crippling” Manning Crisis for Enlisted Aviators Prompts Air Force to Expand RetrainingMaj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, the Air Force’s director of military force management policy, said in an April 22 memo that certain airframes and specialties in career enlisted aviator jobs are nearing 65 percent manning. Air Force officials have in the past said that they start to get nervous when manning drops below 90 percent in a career field.
Air Force TimesUS Air Force Provides X-60A Hypersonic Flight Test DetailsThe US Air Force (USAF) plans to use the first two test flights of its X-60A GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as capability demonstrations before using further test flights for experimentation, according to a key official.
Jane’sPushback Continues as Air Force Prepares to Request Bids for Space Launch ServicesA war of words between the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the Air Force over a multibillion-dollar national security launch services competition appears to be escalating.
Space NewsOne Defense Agency Is Building a Bot ArmyThe Defense Logistics Agency will have an army of bots working independently across its networks by the end of fiscal 2019 and is currently deploying new automated applications every two weeks. Nextgov via Defense OneOne More Thing …Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and Dawn Goldfein discuss PCS with Elmo and Abby on "Sesame Street" during the month of the military child.
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