Air Force Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tobias Naegele and News Editor Amy McCullough highlight some of the key takeaways from the first day of AFA's virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference, including clips from Secretary Barbara M. Barrett and Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.'s keynote addresses.
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Active-Duty Accessions Dropped by 7,000 after COVID Hit—and Closed Schools Could Make Next Year Even Harder
The Air Force is on track to access as many as 7,000 fewer active-duty airmen in fiscal 2020 than it did last year, after the coronavirus upended the Air Force’s personnel plans.
“It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me,” Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told NBC News. McKenzie oversees U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. continues to hunt for new information on the matter, he said.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) released exclusively to Aviation Week a concept rendering of a next-generation unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that reflects the characteristics the company’s designers view as essential for the class of aircraft that could replace the MQ-9 by the early 2030s.
Air Force Special Operations Command is once again at a turning point, its commander, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, said in an interview Sept. 11.
The head of U.S. Strategic Command, who is in charge of the nation’s nuclear triad, declined to back up President Donald Trump’s alleged claim in the Bob Woodward book “Rage” that the U.S. has a secret new nuclear weapons system to deter Russia and China.
Vanessa’s family knew something was wrong on the night of April 22. But Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) officials first learned of her disappearance one day after it happened, according to court records.
Hackers attempting to steal money the Veterans Affairs Department was sending to private sector health care providers also scooped up the personal information of some 46,000 veterans.
Air Force will honor the Tuskegee Airmen with special football uniforms this season in a gesture that, while timely, was more coincidence than a reaction to current events. The design for the latest Airpower Legacy Series uniform will be unveiled Sept. 21, but athletic director Nathan Pine announced the theme in a public letter on Sept. 14.
It’s yet another reminder of just how vulnerable highly strategic assets, even air defense systems, are to low-end drones.