Air Force expects that some of the prototyping programs launched under
its recently minted Section 804 fast-track procurement authority will
fail—and it’s OK with that, a senior acquisition officer told AFA’s 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 17.
When it comes to USAF contractors, to paraphrase Tolstoy, all big companies are big; but each small company is small in its own way.
Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, has fully integrated the F-22s its
absorbed from Tyndall AFB, Fla., and been able to increase its mission
capable rates even though some Raptors showed up damaged.
The Air Force is “holding on” as it addresses its pilot shortage, and while the loss has slowed, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said he isn’t ready to say it is over.
—John A. Tirpak
Air Force is fully behind the push toward a Space Force as a separate,
sixth service, but it must be created carefully so that the integration
of air and space power doesn’t suffer as a result, Chief of Staff Gen.
David Goldfein told attendees at AFA’s 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference in his Sept. 17 keynote speech.
Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein praised Air Force Secretary
nominee Barbara Barrett in a Sept. 17 keynote address at AFA’s 2019 Air,
Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., near Washington,
started as an online joke about storming Area 51 to see aliens has
climbed to the highest levels of the Air Force—with the service’s top
two officials receiving briefings and approving additional resources for
the facility at Groom Lake in the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Air Force is reviewing a “few” valor awards for possible upgrades to
the Medal of Honor, following a recent award of an Air Force Cross that
was upgraded from a Silver Star and last year’s award to MSgt. John
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