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Tech Report: The continued evolution of flight

In this Air Force Tech Report we look at how wings work, and how the team at the Air Force Research Laboratory plans to take the wing to a whole new level.


Biden, wife visit troops in Southwest Asia

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, met with more than 1,000 service members assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and their coalition partners from five nations March 7 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.


AF senior leaders brief State of the Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference at the Pentagon March 7.


March issue of Airman magazine now available

The March issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser. In the cover story, titled “Behind the Blast Doors,” we pull back the curtain to Cheyenne Mountain, to bring you an insiders’ look at "Americas's Fortress." Airman magazine provides an interactive experience for tablet readers and a limited interactive version is viewable in Web browser format.


AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952.


B-52s join French forces for close air support exercise

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses joined French aircraft and ground troops from a dozen nations to kick off a close air support exercise in the Mediterranean March 7.


45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 SES-9

The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the SES-9 communications satellite March 4 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.


Air Force next-generation bomber naming contest begins

At the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the newest bomber addition to the Air Force’s long history of aircraft, the B-21. Now it’s up to you to name it.


James, Welsh testify before Congress

The Air Force’s top two senior leaders testified before the House Appropriations Committee on Defense March 2 and the Senate Armed Services Committee March 3. They attested to the critical need of readiness. With less than half of the Air Force’s combat forces prepared for a high-end fight, the senior leaders agreed adjustments need to be made to support the changing world and combatant commanders’ requirements.


AF Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

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