• Learning Some Cold Truths Hidden in the hills of Fairbanks, Alaska, the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. Originally the tunnels were built to be used in a Cold War experiment to test the protective capabilities of permafrost. However, scientists quickly discovered the tunnel would be […] TSgt Perry Aston No responses October 19, 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 September 8, 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great Power Competition The Air Force is changing. Air Force senior leaders are aware of the need to not only adapt, but retain the service’s competitive edge over our enemies. “All of us have to come together to understand the threat and be clear-eyed on the competition that we face,” said Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. […] Robbie Arp No responses March 25, 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