More than 100 Guardians across the globe have started wearing the Space Force’s prototype service dress uniform three times per week as part of “wear testing”—the final stage before the uniform is produced and rolled out to Guardians everywhere in 2025.
The first five days of Basic Military Training will change to better educate trainees on sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition, and physical training, a move which officials hope will better prepare enlisted Airmen and Guardians for the rigors of life in service.
The Space Force has a new satellite in the Indian Ocean region, ready to replace an older one. The USSF accepted the transfer of a second geostationary weather satellite (GOES) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) after getting the transfer approval from Congress in June 2023, the service…
President Joe Biden has nominated Melissa Dalton to be undersecretary of the Air Force, the department’s No. 2 civilian job, the White House announced Sept. 21. Dalton currently serves as the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and hemispheric affairs, a job she has had since March 2022.
The Department of the Defense and the military services want to take more control over the massive F-35 sustainment enterprise—and are required by law to do so in 2027—but they lack a detailed plan to do so and should reassess their approach to key parts of that enterprise, according to…
Sept. 21, 2023
The 55th Operations Group flies RC-135 jets on intelligence-gathering missions all over the world with a small fleet of just 28 aircraft.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy renewed his push for long-range missiles and F-16 aircraft in a whistle-stop trip to Washington on Sept. 21. "We had great dialogue,” Zelenskyy told reporters on Capitol Hill. But unlike his trip in December, which culminated in a U.S. pledge to send a prized Patriot air…
The Department of the Air Force does not consistently or systematically ask Airmen or Guardians how dormitory conditions affect their quality of life and readiness, which reduces the department’s ability to identify and prioritize improvement efforts, according to a Government Accountability Office study published Sept. 19.
Sept. 20, 2023
The Senate confirmed Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sept. 20, clearing the way for Brown to become the first Airman to serve as the nation’s top military officer in 19 years.