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KC-46A approved for production

The KC-46A Pegasus program received Milestone C approval from Frank Kendall, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, signaling the aircraft is ready to enter into production.


AF Week in Photos

<span>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.</span>


AF releases criteria for basing new F-16 training squadrons

The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.


RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.


AF leaders discuss budget, operations during State of the Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.


CSAF letter to Airmen

Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan (SMP) and Air Force Future Operating Construct (AFFOC); and each nests nicely under SecAF’s priorities of: Taking Care of Airmen; Balancing Today’s Readiness with Future Modernization; and Making Every Dollar Count.


F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill

Hill Air Force Base, Utah, hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II is ready for combat.


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.


Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15.


Around the Air Force: Aug. 2

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II becomes combat ready; Airmen at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, revamp a C-130H Hercules for fighting wildfires; and the Air Force selects the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Hosted by SSgt Traci Keller.

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