The Department of Defense needs more access to the National Airspace System for its unmanned aerial vehicles. According to the Pentagon’s newly released Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review Report (full document; caution large file), the services will increasingly need that admittance, both for training and operational missions, since there is limited availability in restricted airspace and UAV fleets are continuing to expand rapidly. In fact, by 2013, the services estimate that UAV missions will eat up more than one million flight hours, the majority of which will occur outside of restricted airspace. Accordingly, the report states that the Pentagon’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force is developing a plan to alleviate flight restrictions for all classes of UAVs in the NAS. And, US Joint Forces Command’s UAS Center of Excellence is leading a review of the airspace access requirements for all classes of military UAVs. JFCOM’s UAS COE is also tackling issues associated with airworthiness certification, standardized UAV qualifications for each class of airspace, and development of sense-and-avoid technology to prevent midair collisions.
The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)—created specifically for the federal family—offers active duty and retired members of the uniformed services the opportunity to help take control of their future long term care needs with long term care insurance. Designed to be both comprehensive and flexible, the FLTCIP provides…
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. provided a keynote address at AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 14, 2020. Here is a transcript of his speech and the following interview with Air Force Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tobias Naegele.
The "Industry Perspectives: How to Align Private Sector with Requirements of the USSF" panel held as part of the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference featured a discussion with Tory Bruno, Bruce Chesley, Blake Larson, and Rick Ambrose.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew P. Donovan shared his vision for preserving the U.S. military's competitive advantage with Air Force Association Chairman and former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray at AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
This video captures a panel entitled "An Effects-Based Approach to Force Structure Decisions: A Mitchell Institute Session" featuring Lt. Gen. David S. Nahom, Lt. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote, Lt. Gen. William J. Liquori, Jr., and William LaPlante from the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
This video captures the panel entitled "The Right Mix of Stand-in/Stand-off Capability: A Mitchell Institute Session" with Gen. Timothy M. Ray, Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, and Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian that was held during the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
Sept. 30, 2020
"The New Ops Normal for Families" panel at the Air Force Association's 2020 virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference featured Sharene Brown, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.; Mollie Raymond, wife of Space Force Chief of Space Operations John W. "Jay" Raymond; Rahn Bass,…
Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett provided a keynote address at AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 14, 2020. Here is a transcript of that speech.
Sept. 30, 2020
Chief Master Sgt. Nathaniel M. Perry Jr., Chief Master Sgt. Mary Polanco, Chief Master Sgt. Brian P. Kruzelnick, and Chief Master Sgt. Tony Whitehead joined a discussion on "Leading During a Pandemic: What Our Airmen Need to Excel" during the Air Force Association's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference. The…