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    October 2019
    Vol. 102, No. 10


  • Editorial: Matching Up Against the Threat

    Eighteen years after 9/11, this is not your father’s Air Force. It’s your grandfather’s Air Force. And the threats it faces are only getting worse.

  • Q&A: Toward a Seamless Pacific

    An exclusive interview with PACAF Commander Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.

  • Keeping 4th-Gen Fighters in the Game

    A-10s, F-15s, and F-16s aren’t giving up the fight.

  • AFWERX: Beyond the Buzzword

    AFWERX aims to make innovation the new normal.

  • What is a Modern Integrated Air Defense System?

    Modern air defense systems are better than ever. Misunderstanding them could prove deadly.

  • Chief Wright, Superstar

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright may be the most popular enlisted leader ever. Here’s why.

  • CMSAF Reading List

    CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright offers his choices for publications aimed at developing a common frame of reference among Air Force members—officers, enlisted, and civilians.

  • Against the MiGs in Vietnam

    US airmen were clearly more capable, but the North Vietnamese held several advantages.

  • Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    The Air Force Outstanding Airman program annually recognizes 12 enlisted members for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements.

  • Namesakes: Einar Malmstrom

    Man of the People

  • Letters

    Do you have a comment about a current article in the magazine? Write to “Letters,” Air Force Mag­a­­­­­zine, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209-1198 or email us at

  • Verbatim

  • Strategy & Policy

    Meet the New SecDef

  • World

    Space Command debut; Mold in USAF housing; New mission for Combat Call; and more ...

  • Faces of the Force

    Know of someone we should recognize? Send nominees to

  • Airman for Life

    The Air Force Association’s Teacher of the Year

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