The Air Force’s decision to buy contractor logistics support to provide the F-35 maintenance it had planned to get from reassigned A-10 maintainers could work against the service in the long run.
The Air Force Association is urging Congress to study
the effects of a bill provision that would cut in half the housing
allowance for the children of veterans using their parent’s GI Bill
Richard Lombardi, the Air Force's principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics, has
been reassigned to a post outside the acquisition portfolio, the service announced late Thursday.
The next column will be Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to the Presidents Day holiday.
The Air Force will have three competitive space
launches in Fiscal 2017, and is funding the development and integration
of a domestically sourced rocket engine.
Oregon Air National Guard F-15C/D Eagles will deploy to Rissala AB, Finland, for two weeks of bi-lateral training this spring, the Finnish air force announced Feb. 11.
Lockheed Martin’s choice of Greenville, S.C.,
as the site of its T-50A final assembly and checkout facility followed
“extensive analysis” of all the locations where the company makes
Lockheed Martin’s T-50A would be the best bet for the
Air Force’s T-X trainer because it not only meets all the service’s
performance requirements, but also it would draw on the company’s
incumbent knowledge of the F-16, F-22, and F-35.
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