June/July 2022

Vol. 105, No. 6

Personnel by the numbers: Total Force; end strength and manpower trends; breakdowns by gender, rank, region, command, base, Air Force Specialty Codes, sex, ethnicity, race, marital status, and education.

2022 USAF & USSF Almanac: Spending

The Defense Department Budget rolls up the total spending by each military department—the Departments of the Air Force (which also includes the Space Force), the Navy (which also includes the Marine Corps), and the Army.

Q&A: AFCENT Tests ACE in Combat

The commander of U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT), Lt. Gen. Gregory M. Guillot, spoke with Air Force Magazine from the AFCENT headquarters at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.


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

World: Acquisition

B-21 first flight postponed; New Air Force One coming; LaPlante sees risk in Sentinel ICBM.

World: Space

Cyber standards set for commercial vendors; What if GPS goes dark?: Senators vie for New Space National Guard; USSF plans to add three new intelligence squadrons; MDA wants its own satellites.

World: Culture

New USAF Brown and Blue Books; Refusing COVID vaccine leads to general discharges; 10-year low in E-7 promotions; Space Force eases uniform policies; AMC endurance record set.

World: Modernization

Recent wargaming results; ARRW at hypersonic speed; Advanced F-22 capabilities revealed.