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  • Directorate leads KC-135 upgrade for Turkish Air Force

    The upgrade, termed “Block 45,” completely remodeled the inside of the Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker’s flight deck, with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, computer module updates, autopilot, and a digital flight director, replacing approximately 63 parts to include analog instruments which are considered high-maintenance or obsolete altogether.
  • DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
  • Air Force mental health leaders discuss future of field

    Mental health leaders across the Air Force met virtually for an annual conference, August 9-13, to discuss military mental health care, telehealth, the impact of COVID-19 and embedded mental health support.
  • Department of the Air Force begins integrated personnel, pay system modernization

    Uniformed Total Force Airmen and Guardians are invited to create Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System accounts as part of a two-phase personnel and pay modernization program.
  • AFMC takes on role as servicing major command for Space Force

    Recently, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force took steps to define AFMC’s role as the designated servicing MAJCOM for U.S. Space Force.
  • Safe and Sound Week - Take the challenge

    The Department of the Air Force is collaborating for the fourth year with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Safe and Sound Week national campaign, which recognizes successes in workplace health and safety programs. This year’s Safe and Sound Week runs Aug. 9-15.
  • DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again

    Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.
  • Kendall sworn in as 26th Secretary of the Air Force

    Frank Kendall was administratively sworn in July 28 as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force.
  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • CSAF Leadership Library: Summer 2021

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presents three new additions to the CSAF Leadership Library: "Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men," "The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State" and "The Social Dilemma."
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