Air Force

  • Pentagon delays $35B Air Force tanker decision

    The Defense Department will wait until the next administration to award a disputed $35 billion contract to build a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.

  • U.S. Air Force

    Lt. General James Roudebush Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force, DoD October 27th and 29th, 2008

  • DoD, students provide a glimpse of the future

    One approach DoD and many other agencies are using to address the impending retirement wave is by attracting high school students through the Chief Information Officer Council’s Information Technology Job Shadow Day.

  • New guidelines to close 20 biggest cyber holes

    The guidelines, issued Monday by public and private sector cybersecurity experts, are considered the low-hanging fruit to help agencies improve their network security immediately, says John Gilligan, a former Air Force and Energy Department chief information officer.

  • Secretary Gates at the Air War College

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a speech yesterday at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is speaking at all of the service war colleges this week to discuss his budget recommendations for FY…

  • Just call her ‘Captain Fitness’.

    Air Force Captain Charlotta Blalock says she gets some strange looks from people when she’s on a plane, and will drop to the deck and start doing push ups at 14,000 feet. Blalock, who is aide de camp to General Roger Brady, head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is now a competitive bodybuilder, after deciding four years ago to step it up when it came to her fitness. She scores ”excellent” in the Air Force fitness test. I’m Max Cacas.

  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the last manned military aircraft

    By Emily Jarvis Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio.com The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the last manned military aircraft developed in the United States. Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) made the comments on FederalNewsRadio’s Federal Drive with…

  • Air Force finds easier way to hire acquisition workers

    Service using special authority approved by Congress. New process brings on new procurement workers in as little as 17 days.

  • Crystal balling the Air Force.

    In 2047, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, there’s a good chance that unmanned aircraft will play a bigger role than ever. Officials say the ”Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan” recognizes that pilots on the ground still operate the U-A-Vs, as they’re called. The advantage is that they can fly over fixed positions for long periods of time, something you can’t do when a human being is in the plane.

  • Air Force cyber unit reaches milestones

    The Air Force’s new cyber organization received the ”ready” sign to move to initial operating capability.