People

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

  • 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 September 8, 2020
  • Podcast: Maj. Gen. Higby

    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. Listen to Maj. Gen. […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses August 24, 2020
  • CMSAF Wright looks back

    As he approaches retirement, Wright examines his tenure as CMSAF By Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett / Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs The 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force carries a smile with confidence, which reflects his easy nature of engaging everyone wherever he goes. Who would have expected young dental technician […]

    Airman Magazine No responses August 12, 2020
  • 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
  • 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