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DoD ends cloud contracting saga with four awards

Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google and Oracle won spots on DoD’s Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) vehicle.

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Air Force Research Laboratory improves networks

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Air Force looks to industry for a new, improved ABMS

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Lessons learned from Air Force’s ILS-S logistics system modernization

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Agencies should make internal workforce investments to improve AI implementation, experts say

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Stephanie Miller

Several military branches poised to miss recruitment targets for fiscal 2022

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81st Training Wing Public Affair/Kemberly GroueU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rashawn Duffy, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, presents a coin to an Airman during the basic military training coining ceremony outside of Erwin Manor at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 14, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th TRW Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force meets 2022 recruiting goal, but faces myriad short and long-term challenges

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(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alphonso Grant)An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs after conducting an aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron above the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 3, 2019. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers U.S. Air Forces Central Command a global reach of aerial refueling to support joint and coalition aircraft, providing war-winning airpower throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

Air Force reverses plan to cut special duty assignment pay

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Frank Kendall

Air Force creates new office to settle internal ‘squabbles’ over ABMS

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

LGBTQ youth with military parents are at risk of mental health issues, new study says

LGBTQ kids in military families are more likely to experience anxiety and attempt suicide.

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Air Force sets diversity goals for officer applicant pool

The service is asking the Air Force Academy and Air Education and Training Command to come up with a plan by the end of September.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)Maj. Philip Becker, 8th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, works with 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen to complete preflight checks at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 6, 2020. The flight was part of Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War, a week-long exercise designed to evaluate Team McChord’s ability to conduct airlift operations while complying with real-world COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)

CACI wins $5.7 billion award to start privatizing Air Force network management

The ten-vendor team led by CACI will be responsible for “Wave 1” of the Air Force’s EITaaS rollout, focusing on end-user devices, IT service management and support services.

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