• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leadership Playground LRC develops future leaders by using hands-on practice in tackling both leader and follower roles Developed by a German psychologist in the 1920’s, the concept of a Leaders’ Reaction Course was used to train and evaluate candidates to become military officers. The course used a series of observed physical team-building and critical-thinking exercises to assess […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses February 19, 2020
  • Reconstructing Tyndall In September, nearing the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael striking Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Airman sat down for an interview with Brig. Gen. Patrice A. Melancon, Tyndall Air Force Base Reconstruction Program Management Office executive director. More than 60% of Tyndall AFB’s facilities were significantly damaged in the hurricane and, at the direction of […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses January 13, 2020
  • Airman Aerials Since its early days as a service, the Air Force has embraced technological advances in air and space capabilities and played an integral role as a global airpower. Airman Magazine presents Airman Aerials, a photographic art gallery, featuring some of the best aerial photography from around the service in recent history. See more Airman Aerials […] Airman Magazine No responses December 22, 2019
  • Foundation for Arctic Security As near-peer competitors project their power into the vast expanse of the Arctic, the U.S. Air Force is positioning the world’s only fifth-generation combat-ready fighter aircraft there – the F-22 Raptor at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and soon the F-35 Lightning II at Eielson AFB. The DoD’s Eielson AFB regional growth plan will bring […] TSgt Perry Aston No responses December 4, 2019
  • Northern Vision Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere is the commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, North American Aerospace Defense Command; commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He is the senior military officer in Alaska, responsible for the integration of all military activities in […] Airman Magazine No responses December 3, 2019
  • Arctic Challenge According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Arctic sea ice extent has declined by 40% since 1979. The loss is transforming Alaska’s climate while also accelerating coastal erosion. “In a diminishing ice environment in the Arctic region, we’re seeing there’s more opportunity for industry, more opportunity for resource extraction, if done in a […] Robbie Arp No responses December 2, 2019