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Carter: DOD must embrace future to remain best force

Two days before the Air Force’s 68th birthday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sept. 16, at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2015, that the military must embrace the future to remain the best force. The defense secretary said the gathering’s theme, “Reinventing the Aerospace Nation,” could not be more appropriate in the year marking the 100th anniversary of the first successful use of combat aircraft.


Welsh cites heroes, talks modernization during Air Force Update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III shared the spotlight with a cross-section of people he called his heroes during an emotional multimedia presentation at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 15 in Washington D.C.


Tech Report: Auto GCAS

While in the air, losing track of the ground could lead to a bad thing. To help prevent a catastrophic incident from happening, the Air Force Research Lab developed the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System.


AF releases Future Operating Concept

Today the Air Force officially released the Air Force Future Operating Concept, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training, and equipping of the force over the coming decades.


Airman selected for White House Leadership Development Program

Darbi Dillon, contracting operations division deputy, will represent the Air Force as a member of the first White House Leadership Development Program next month. The year-long program is geared toward idea sharing and cross-utilization of skillsets to work on the government’s 15 cross-agency priority goals.


Two fallen special tactics Airmen honored, remembered

More than 1,000 family members, friends and teammates from around the country gathered here Sept. 14 to honor and remember two special tactics Airmen who were killed in action last month in an insider attack. As the procession of family members departed the memorial, nearly 2,000 Air Commandos lined the roads and saluted to honor Capt. Matthew D. Roland, from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron. Both were killed Aug. 26 at a vehicle checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.


AF leaders, spouses talk improvements in family programs, voice concerns

Air Force senior leaders and their spouses discussed the improvements in family programs and opportunities, their concerns cutting basic allowance for housing for a member of dual-service couples, as well as other topics of interest during the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 14 in Washington D.C.


SecAF explores history, future of aerospace nation at AFA

In her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 14, the Air Force’s top civilian said the service will need to reduce bureaucracy, enhance innovation and invest in its people to successfully expand, advance and reinvent the aerospace nation.


Obama discusses national security during Worldwide Troop Talk

President Barack Obama addressed a variety of national security topics during his unprecedented live multimedia Worldwide Troop Talk on Fort Meade, Maryland.


President reflects on 9/11 at Worldwide Troop Talk

On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, President Barack Obama, in gratitude for military members who’ve served after the nation’s darkest day, helmed a global, multimedia, Worldwide Troop Talk live from Defense Media Activity studios here.

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