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  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Team joins the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Group

    The Department of the Air Force established an Asian American/Pacific Islander Team under the umbrella of its Barrier Analysis Working Group as part of its ongoing efforts to improve support and mentoring and provide increased guidance on career development to underrepresented groups in the Department.
  • DoD launches effort to collect 8,000 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma

    The Defense Department has begun an effort to collect 8,000 donated units of plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to support the development of an effective treatment against the disease.
  • B-52s demonstrate bilateral, joint force integration in Indo-Pacific

    The bombers, currently deployed to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, are supporting Bomber Task Force missions to demonstrate the United States’ unwavering commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Air Force senior leaders direct IG review into racial disparity

    On 2 June 2020, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to conduct a review into racial disparity in the Department of the Air Force.
  • Air Force cancels 2020 Marathon, offers virtual option

    Numerous scenarios were explored to produce an event that was safe for all and met the high event standards. All scenarios led the marathon team to conclude the event would be unable to proceed in a manner that participants have come to expect.
  • Air Force delays OCP mandatory wear-date

    Several uniform changes scheduled to become mandatory for the Operational Camouflage Pattern and Two-Piece Flight Duty Uniform June 1, are delayed to Sept. 1.
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
  • World-unique tire testing capability saves millions for warfighters

    Predicting aircraft tire wear is a complex, time-intensive phenomenon, highly dependent on multiple variables. Historically, testers focused on the structural integrity of a tire prior to fielding and use. However, the ability to quickly and accurately predict tire wear remained a challenge across the logistics community – until now.
  • Air Force expedites N95 mask production contract awards

    The Department’s Air Force Research Lab DPA Title 3 Executive Program Office, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Office for Industrial Policy and Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force, or DAF-ACT, finalized contracts within five days of White House Task Force approval.
  • Air Force, Boeing agree on final KC-46 RVS 2.0 design

    RVS 2.0 will include 4K color cameras with proper viewing geometry, operator stations with larger screens, a laser ranger for refueling aircraft distance measurement and boom assistance augmented reality. With the help of scientists and engineers from both enterprises, the Air Force will lead design reviews and approve specifications to drive the partnership toward initial fielding in 2023.
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