• An Airman: First, Last, Always As Goldfein’s service as 21st Chief of Staff comes to a close, his bond to Airmen remains strong  By SSgt Jeremy L Mosier, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Gen. David L. Goldfein’s four-year tenure as the 21st U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff is coming to an end. As he takes stock of […] Airman Magazine No responses August 3, 2020
  • Arctic Strategy Unveiled In his last public appearance in 1935, Billy Mitchell, a former U.S. Army brigadier general and airpower visionary, testified before Congress that Alaska was the most strategic place in the world. From there, he said, U.S. Army aircraft could reach any capital in the northern hemisphere within nine hours. Mitchell cited, “Whoever holds Alaska will […] Airman Magazine No responses July 27, 2020
  • Brig. Gen. Melancon Podcast In a time of great stress, upheaval and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Air Force has adapted, adjusted and innovated its way to maintaining readiness and protecting and maintaining a healthy force. The U.S. Air Force’s core missions remain unimpeded. It should be no surprise that the Air Force mission continues. […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses July 13, 2020
  • The Future is Now The center of Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, passed directly over the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in the fall of 2018. The hurricane’s eyewall winds, in excess of 160 mph, hit from the east and then quickly switched to the west, tearing apart infrastructure and damaging several multi-million-dollar aircraft. The devastation […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses June 29, 2020
  • THE AI ADVANTAGE The Air Force uses AI to improve every facet of the service and speed up decision-making processes at all levels Artificial Intelligence refers to the ability of machines to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, for example — recognizing patterns, learning from experience, drawing conclusions, making predictions, or taking action — whether digitally or […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses June 15, 2020
  • Everybody Looks Up In this video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a member of the Defense Innovation (Unit) Board, talks about how space exploration, and the development of technologies that make it possible, can inspire a new generation to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As with the Apollo and space shuttle missions of previous generations, the […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses June 2, 2020
  • Red, White and Blast-Off (Editor’s note: The following is a reposting of an Airman magazine story and an episode of BLUE, which aired in 2017 on AFTV, about Air Force astronauts assigned to NASA. Additional information from NASA is added to mark the culmination of a nearly decade-long goal to once again launch American astronauts from U.S. soil via NASA’s […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses May 25, 2020
  • Mitigating Vulnerability CROWS ensures cyber-resilient AF weapons Over the last few years, the Air Force has been taking proactive approaches to prepare for a proverbial “sucker punch” via cyber-attack. In preparation for this assault, and to mitigate vulnerability, cyber resiliency is being ingrained into Air Force culture. By military definition, cyber resiliency is the ability of a […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses May 18, 2020
  • Answering The Call (Editor’s Note – The following is an updated repost of a Q&A with Lt. Gen. Rice originally published December 17, 2018 with added questions from April 27, 2020, covering the ANG support to the COVID-19 pandemic.) Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice is the Director, Air National Guard (ANG), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses May 11, 2020
  • Developing Resiliency Maj. Gen. Patrick C. Higby is the director of DevOps and lethality, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. In this role, he devises and implements strategies to responsively combat cybersecurity threats while rapidly delivering cyber, digital and information technology capabilities to the point of need. During an interview with […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses April 27, 2020