Obama Lays Out Strategy to “Destroy” ISIS

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President Obama laid out a four-part strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS, which has wreaked havoc on the Middle East and recently beheaded two American journalists...

Spotlight: SMSgt. Boston A. Alexander

SMSgt. Boston A. Alexander, J6 superintendent and command 3DXXX field manager for NORAD and US Northern Command at Peterson AFB, Colo., is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmenof the Year for 2014. Alexander successfully directed a 170-member information...

House Panel Acts to Prevent Government Shutdown

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers took the first step toward keeping the US government running after Oct. 1, introducing a continuing resolution that would allow all agencies to spend at their current levels until Dec. 11. Although Rogers...

Redefining Information Dominance

Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Michael Basla said the service is redefining the idea of information dominance in order to increase competency for the Air Force’s core missions and provide cybersecurity for systems. The new working definition for information dominance...

Air Force Security Forces Awarded USAF Combat Action Medal

Thirty-nine security forces personnel recently were awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal for their actions defending US and coalition bases during an insurgent attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in July. Maj. Gen. John McMullen, commander of the 9th Air and...

DARPA Exploring Use of Robots to Service Space Assets

DARPA is seeking information on the potential development of a robotic servicing capability for the current space infrastructure in geostationary Earth orbit. The technology is intended to assist with inspection of functional spacecraft that may have experienced abnormalities with solar...