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  • Virtual Aggression – Real World Response As cyberwarfare increasingly becomes a go-to use of aggression, the idea that “what happens in cyber stays in cyber” has no credence. In a 2015 report on cyber deterrence, the Department of Defense made it clear that the United States could retaliate against a cyber-attack with a kinetic response. For example, if a state actor […] TSgt Perry Aston No responses April 12, 2021
  • 21st Century Recruiting: Maj. Gen. Edward Thomas Maj. Gen. Edward W. Thomas Jr. is the commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Air Force Recruiting Service leads the Department of the Air Force’s mission to inspire, engage and recruit the next generation of Airmen and Space Professionals. The command comprises more than 3,000 Airmen and civilians and approximately […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses March 30, 2021
  • Preparing for a Storm Operation Desert Storm had important implications for the Air Force, with the tenet of air superiority taking on new meaning as the air campaign became the initial phase of the war. During this time, the U.S. developed a new strategic concept for the use of airpower that continues to influence air operations today. The lessons […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses March 22, 2021
  • Airframe: F-117 Nighthawk Editor’s Note – The Air Force retired the F-117 from active service, but pilots from the Air Force Test Center still fly them for limited research activities. The F-117 Nighthawk was a twin-engine stealth attack aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The design was a tectonic shift in combat aircraft design, combining a minuscule […] Staff Sgt. Timothy Dischinat No responses March 18, 2021
  • A Natural Partnership The Air Force owns and manages large expanses of land throughout the United States, used for training military forces to be lethal and ready for the future defense of the nation. This land is also a safe haven for some of America’s most treasured plants and wildlife. The Air Force partners with the U.S. Fish […] TSgt Perry Aston No responses February 1, 2021
  • 21st Century Deterrence Since the employment of nuclear weapons to end WWII, deterrence has been a cornerstone of U.S. military strategy. The display of preeminent military power 75 years ago ushered in security to international order, enabled the economic prosperity of the United States and its allies and provided a strategic deterrence to prevent major power conflict. See […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses January 11, 2021
  • The New Normal Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2019, the Honorable Dana Deasy is the Department of Defense chief information officer. With more than 38 years of experience leading and delivering large-scale information technology strategies and projects, Deasey serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for matters of information management, information technology and […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses November 24, 2020
  • B-52: Global Strike Workhorse In its sixth decade of operational service, the B-52 Stratofortress is the most combat capable bomber in the U.S. inventory and can perform the greatest variety of missions of any bomber platform in the fleet. Due to its high mission-capable rate, large payload, long range, persistence and ability to employ both nuclear and conventional precision […] travisburcham No responses November 9, 2020
  • Failing Forward Senior U.S. Air Force leaders are embracing and promoting the concept that if their Airmen are not failing, then they are, more than likely, not moving forward. They believe pushing the envelope is necessary to keep the U.S. Air Force dominant and the occasional failure should be viewed by supervisors not as a negative, but […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses October 5, 2020
  • Skyborg : Rise of the Autonomous Wingmen Although the technology seems like it comes from “a galaxy far, far away,” Air Force pilots will soon be taking to the skies alongside R2-D2- like wingmen; autonomous and paired to the pilot’s aircraft. Skyborg is an autonomy-focused capability that will enable the Air Force to operate and sustain low-cost, teamed aircraft driven by artificial […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses September 21, 2020