September 2021

Vol. 104, No. 9

Frank Kendall became the 26th Secretary of the Department of the Air Force on July 28, 2021. An engineer, lawyer, and West Point graduate, Kendall was the Defense Department undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics from 2012 to 2017. He spoke with Editor in Chief Tobias Naegele and Pentagon Editor Brian Everstine Aug. 6.
The U.S. cannot wait for a crisis moment to address China's pacing threat.
There was an internal DOD struggle over which space capabilities and assets will leave the Army and Navy and become part of Space Force.

Choose Your PT Test

Airmen gained options as the Air Force dropped its one-size-fits-all approach to measuring fitness. Service leaders used the pandemic break to dig into the science of measuring fitness, rolling out a series of changes before testing resumed July 1. More changes are coming soon.

Let There Be Light

Will recent cyber attacks and severe weather effects on the energy grid be enough to wake up the Air Force—and the general public?


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