January/February 2022

Vol. 105, No. 1

How a flight line superintendent turned an inspired idea into the Air Force’s one-stop shop for Augmented Reality. It only took 10 years.
The cancer rates for some aviators are higher than others. Lifelong monitoring may be the only viable solution.

Strategy & Policy

The Air Force is about to roll out another aspect of its new Force Generation model (AFFORGEN): Air Base Squadrons are designed to provide forward-deployed units the necessary support to conduct operations from widely dispersed and likely austere locations with a minimal footprint of people and gear.

Q&A: Not Just a Southern Thing

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew A. Croft is U.S. SOUTHCOM’s military deputy in Miami. He oversees five components and three joint task forces meant to address myriad threats stretching from the Caribbean to the Arctic. Abraham Mahshie, Air Force Magazine’s Pentagon Editor, interviewed Croft in November 2021. This conversation  has been edited for length and clarity.


Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman created the CSAF Professional Reading Program in 1996 to develop a common frame of reference among Airmen, including officers, the enlisted force, and civilians. Each Air Force Chief of Staff since then has enhanced and continued...

USAF Aircraft Availability On Long Downward Trend, CBO Says

The Air Force and Navy are both experiencing declining aircraft availability, a long-term downward trend exemplified by flying fewer hours per aircraft, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The data suggests readiness is worse than what the Defense Department reports.  

New Year, New Rules

The Air Force is revising rules for deployments, physical fitness tests, promotions, and more in 2022. Here's a rundown of what's ahead. 


A collection of quotes on air power and national security issues.


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