Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, decided that uniform wear across the command will be at the discretion of the wing and numbered air force commanders, according to a PACAF release. Further, airmen in PACAF headquarters at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, are no longer required to wear blues on Mondays. “The NAFs and other staffs may set the uniform policy for their respective headquarters,” Carlisle told his commanders, according to the Nov. 30 release. He added, “For the PACAF headquarters, blues will not be mandated on Mondays; uniform selection will be commensurate with the expected duty that day, or as directed by the workplace supervisors.” Carlisle made these moves after Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh asked the heads of the major commands on Nov. 29th to decide which uniform their airmen should wear to perform their mission better.
The Air Force is a user of cyber infrastructure but isn't good at creating it, and so should rely on industry systems to stay ahead in the "arms race" of hacking attacks, service chief scientist and former DARPA director Victoria Coleman said on an AFA Mitchell Institute streaming event.
The military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is speeding up, with five facilities now handed over to the Afghan government and about 115 C-17s loads of material flown out of the country. U.S. Central Command reported May 18 that more than 5,000 pieces of material also have been turned over to the…
The Air National Guard is moving ahead with its plans to base new C-130Js at four bases in Kentucky, West Virginia, Texas, and Georgia, after an election-year controversy in which the Air Force was blasted for the timing of its preferred location announcement. The Air Force announced in November it…
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