The need for deep-penetrating and survivable strike capability to go after time-sensitive targets justifies the urgency in fielding the next-generation bomber in 2018, states a report that the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments issued yesterday. At the same time, as desirable as that fielding goal is, “I would practically be surprised if you actually see an airplane on the ramp somewhere by 2018,” Barry Watts, a senior fellow at the center and principal author of the report, told reporters during a media roundtable Tuesday. “But, you know,” he continued, “the early 2020s would be adequate if the investment is made.” Just last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said budgetary shortfalls during the nation’s economic downturn may delay the project. Watts said the bomber is primarily needed for roles in the conventional realm, but would also be valuable in nuclear missions since it would allow the President the ability to call off a theoretical limited nuclear strike up until the last seconds.
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…