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Tech Report: GPS

The Global Positioning System is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides navigation data to military and civilian users all over the world. The system is operated and controlled by the 50th Space Wing, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.


CSAF pays tribute during National Memorial Day Parade

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III represented the Air Force during the 10th annual National Memorial Day Parade in downtown Washington, D.C., May 25.


CMSAF Cody honors fallen at Memorial Day wreath laying

Paying respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody gave the keynote speech during a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial May 25.


AF assigns new chief scientist

The Air Force announced the service’s new chief scientist to serve as a science and technology advisor to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff of the Air Force, May 21. Dr. Greg Zacharias will be the 35th chief scientist and is ready to “dive in” to his new role.


Air Force 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.


Air Force leaders’ Memorial Day message

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III sent a Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the Air Force and their families.


Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan (SMP) May 21, 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.


Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.


Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews.


Air Force launches air superiority Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team

The Air Force recently launched the first Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team (ECCT), kicking off an initiative that integrates expertise from around the service in an effort to deliver innovative solutions to capabilities issues.

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