SloveniaCroatia Airmen Visit Aviano Units: Members of the air forces of Slovenia and Croatia spent time with US operations, maintenance, and air control airmen at Aviano AB, Italy, recently as part of the US Air Forces in Europe “Building Partnership Capacity” endeavor. (See “Stop Cutting USAFE” above) During an earlier engagement with Slovenia airmen, said Capt. Michael Lake, 603rd Air Control Squadron director of operations, the US and these new allies realized “we had common training needs.” He continued, “The friendship that developed out of that has now resulted in this first visit and will hopefully open some more doors so we can do more training together.” One of the Slovenian officers, Maj. Andrej Jancevski, expressed a desire for “future training here or in Slovenia.” He said, “It’s always great to train with other nations and this visit has been great.” Just a week after the Slovenian visit, airmen from Croatia arrived for their first visit to the base since 2005. Col. Walter Isenhour, 31st Maintenance Group deputy commander, said, “People involved in aircraft flight and maintenance operations share a common language, regardless of nationality; we immediately found common operational and sustainment challenges and issues we could discuss.” (Aviano report by TSgt. Michael O’Connor)
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…