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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.
Senate Armed Services Committee’s $750 billion 2020 defense
authorization bill asks the Air Force to settle on an “optimum” bomber
and fighter force structure built to counter Russian and Chinese
surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft housed at Offutt AFB, Neb.,
are prime candidates for modern maintenance approaches that use additive
manufacturing and predictive analytics, the state’s senior senator
The Senate has confirmed a series of key USAF leadership roles, including new Air Force Materiel Command and Air Education and Training Command chiefs, new bosses at Air Forces Northern and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, and more.
Senate Armed Services Committee endorses a Space Force in its version of
the 2020 defense policy bill, becoming the first defense oversight
panel to explicitly greenlight the proposal this year.
The Senate on May 23 approved a new supplemental aid bill, providing the Air Force with $1.67 billion
to cover construction and operations at Tyndall AFB, Fla., and Offutt
AFB, Neb., following natural disasters that caused widespread damage to
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