People

Interviews and features about the people who make up the U.S. Air Force

  • 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
  • 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
  • Last of the Raiders

    Lt. Col. Richard Cole was the last surviving member of the 80-man U.S. Army Air Forces Unit, forever known as, the Doolittle Raiders (Editor’s Note – To commemorate the 78th anniversary of a legendary mission, the following is an updated repost of a story with retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member […]

    Airman Magazine No responses April 17, 2020
  • The Disease Detectives

    (Editor’s Note – The following is an updated repost of a story on the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Epidemiology Reference Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, which was originally published on March 27, 2018. It contains new information on the lab’s mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.) For the latest Air […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses April 13, 2020
  • Sustaining Operations

    Air Force sustains operations amid COVID-19 pandemic By: Clayton Filipowicz The United States Air Force stands ready and able to defend the homeland, execute its global missions and sustain core operations, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Message from the top On March 18, 2020, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein […]

    Airman Magazine No responses March 27, 2020
  • Managing the Future Talent

    Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly is the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He serves as the senior Air Force officer responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, which includes military and civilian end strength […]

    Bennie J. Davis III No responses March 9, 2020
  • Sustainable Competition

    Airman Magazine sat down with Gen. Tim Ray, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, for an in-depth interview.  The below excerpts highlight how the command continues to innovate and explore the art of possible. There are only historical traces of Strategic Air Command; these Airmen are now Strikers. Excellence and teamwork is in the […]

    MSgt Greg C. Biondo No responses March 3, 2020
  • Research, Acquire, Sustain, Repeat

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. is the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He handles installation and mission support, discovery and development, test and evaluation, life cycle management services and sustainment of every major Air Force weapon system. The command employs approximately 80,000 people and manages $60 billion […]

    Airman Magazine No responses January 6, 2020
  • 25th SecAF Barbara Barrett – The First Interview

    In her first formal interview since becoming Air Force secretary, Barbara Barrett told Air Force Television about her youth, her life’s journey, and how those experiences make the Air Force a good match. “Aviation is a big part of my life and space is too. For me the Air Force is a very comfortable home and a place that […]

    Airman Magazine No responses November 21, 2019