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  • United States Space Command Commander Nominated

    The President has nominated to the Senate Gen John W. "Jay" Raymond as the Commander, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM).
  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
  • MQ-1B, MQ-9 flight hours hit 4 million

    The MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft reached a historic flight hour milestone March 1.
  • SECAF announces resignation

    Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • GPS continues modifications

    The 2nd Space Operations Squadron will implement the GPS Issue of Data, Clock software modification sometime in the summer of 2019 in accordance with established guidance. This modification is in compliance with GPS Interface Specifications IS-GPS-200, which is published for manufacturers to ensure continued device compatibility.
  • Joint training strengthens Air Force, Army collaboration

    -- Airmen and Soldiers practiced Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield explosives training techniques and procedures Feb. 22, 2019, as part of a joint decontamination training event. The event was the conclusion of a four phase curriculum. Participants from the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and the1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, shared CBRNE best practices and tested their response proficiency during the training
  • It's complicated: our relationship with social media

    For many, the post-holiday season is a challenging, emotional time. Scrolling through social media posts about the perfect gift or holiday celebration may intensify negative feelings, especially for those struggling with depression, loss, or loneliness. It’s true that social media can help connect and reconnect people; however, it may increase feelings of isolation or remind people of what they don’t have.
  • 2020 academic year developmental education application window opens for civilians

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible Air Force civilians may apply for developmental education for the 2020 academic year from March 1 through May 1 via myVECTOR. Developmental education programs, including the Civilian Strategic Leader and the Engineer and Scientist Exchange programs prepare Air Force civilians to anticipate and
  • Air Force Reserve senior leaders visit deployed ADAB members

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, command chief of AFRC, visited deployed Air Force active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve personnel at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 13, 2019.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
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