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“‘If we get this right, we will be the envy of the other services because we are not tied to the past. This statement from Gen. Jay Raymond, the Space Force’s chief of space operations, was referring to how the service intended to establish a new culture unhindered by the legacy of its origins within the Air Force. It’s understandable why the Space Force would want to do this. After all, new institutions often seek to reinforce their independence and unique identity. However, such an ambition is unlikely to succeed completely,” wrote Heather Venable, an associate professor at U.S. Air Command and Staff College.
The service on Monday said Security Forces airmen, sometimes called defenders, will soon start receiving the updated, tailored gear to wear while guarding bases worldwide. The 23rd Security Forces Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia will be the first to receive the latest attire in the next two weeks, according to Air Force Materiel Command spokesman Brian Brackens.
The U.S. Air Force has officially moved its electromagnetic spectrum management office from Air Combat Command to the Headquarters Air Force staff. The office officially moved Oct. 23 to the Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications Directorate beneath the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations, or A2/6, the Air Force said.
The pilot from the 25th Fighter Squadron was on a routine training flight when he released the non-explosive projectile over rough, remote terrain just south of Pilsung Ragne in Gangwan Province, according to an emailed statement from wing spokesman 1st Lt. Daniel de La Fe.
The historic plane will remain at JBSA Lackland, where it will be used as a training tool for Air Force flight attendants who serve on planes like Air Force One.
U.S. Space Force may not have its own academy or boot camp, but the newest military branch is establishing a non-commissioned officer academy for its enlisted space members, according to the service's top leader.
Essentium Inks Multi-Year Contract with U.S. Air Force to Accelerate Deployment of Additive Manufacturing
Essentium, Inc., today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to drive the development and deployment of advanced additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for applications in tooling, ground support, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), and flight-certified parts for military aircraft and ground vehicles through both the U.S. Air Force and the National Guard Bureau (NGB).
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In observance of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. interviewed two Tuskegee Airmen, during a virtual roundtable, Oct. 20.
Luckily for us, the Air Force has a fighter squadron that bears a striking resemblance to the Night's Watch, the TV show's motley band of Wildling hunters and ice zombie fighters. What do the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and the Night’s Watch have in common? Quite a lot actually: their mission, location, leaders, adversaries, and their grim choice of mascots are surprisingly similar.