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Around the Air Force: June 21

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson establishes a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations and a preview of the 2017 Warrior Games.


Air Force fighter pilots of the year announced

The Air Force announced the recipients of the 2016 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2017. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.


Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.


Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

The Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota to ACC effective June 13, 2017.


Tech Report: Flight simulators

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a


Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, cancelled local flying operations today for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms.


AF pilot selected for NASA astronaut training

Lt. Col. Raja Chari has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.


Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.


AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s

Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.


Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.

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