• Air Force Orders Review of Planes, Flight Training

    Air Force Orders Review of Planes, Flight Training0

    Air Force commanders will inspect all aircraft and review pilot training procedures under an order from Chief of Staff David Goldfein, CNN reported. The U.S. and other countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two recent crashes. The autopilot systems and pilot training procedures have come under attack. The Air Force does not

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  • Wilson to Leave Air Force

    Wilson to Leave Air Force0

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will leave her job at the end of May. Wilson confirmed the reports via Twitter. “Today I informed the President I will resign as Secretary of the Air Force to be President of the University of Texas at El Paso. It has been a privilege to serve with our #Airmen—I

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  • SECAF: Innovation ‘in Our DNA’

    SECAF: Innovation ‘in Our DNA’0

    “Innovation is one of the hallmarks of our service,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Thursday. “It’s in our DNA.” Modernizing is not just about “what we’re doing on readiness,” Wilson said in remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium. “It’s also about what we’re not doing, including wasting time on stupid stuff.”

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  • Certainty Is Key in Air Force Budget, Chief of Staff Says

    Certainty Is Key in Air Force Budget, Chief of Staff Says0

    Budget stability and on-time appropriations are more important than spending levels, Air Force chief of staff Gen. David Goldfein said Tuesday at the Brookings Institution. “My ability to build the Air Force we need is dependent 100 percent on budget stability,” he said, thanking Congress for reversing budget cuts that damaged readiness. “Now in ’19,

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  • DOD Study Disputes Air Force on More Mobility Aircraft

    DOD Study Disputes Air Force on More Mobility Aircraft0

    The Air Force does not need to increase the number of mobility aircraft as it has said, according to a new study from the Pentagon and U.S. Transportation Command. Congress asked for the study in the defense authorization bill. The Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study was submitted to Capitol Hill last month, according to an

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  • Slimmed-Down Space Force Gaining Steam

    Slimmed-Down Space Force Gaining Steam0

    Skeptics of the Space Force are warming to a new proposal to house the program within the Air Force until it is ready to become its own department, Politico reported. “I actually think this is a promising proposal,” House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) told Politico. “Not sure we’re going to do it, but

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