Air Force

  • First class of cyber experts graduates from Air Force Cyber Center

    On Thursday 109 cyber experts are graduating from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio. The Institute’s Brigadier General Walter Givhan and Dean Heidi Ries joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the Institute’s history.

  • Military officers warn against cutting career incentives

    DoD is preparing for massive budget cuts, but military officers warn not to touch career incentives.

  • Air Force to Expand Solar Capabilities

    For years, the biggest renewable-energy project in the Air Force was a 140-acre solar array at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. It produces about 14-point-2 megawatts of electricity annually.

    Air Force engineers are now set to outdo that project with plans to build three new larger solar arrays by the year 2013.Officials at the Davis Monthan and Luke Air Force Bases in Arizona are planning even larger solar arrays to be constructed, owned, and operated by SunEdison Company.

    The Davis Monthan project is expected to generate 14-and-a-half megawatts of solar energy, delivering 35-percent of that bases energy needs.

    Meantime, officials at Luke have teamed up with the Arizona Public Service Company to build a 15-megawatt solar array on 100 acres of under-utilized base property. That project could produce enough energy to satisfy half of the base’s energy needs, potentially saving up to 10 million dollars on utility bills over the next quarter-century.

  • Recruiting underway for future CyberPatriots

    More than 200 Washington, D.C.-area high school students and teachers learned about the exciting career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity today during the Northrop Grumman Corporation Cybersecurity Education Workshop. Northrop’s Diane Miller gives us the details.

  • Air Force warned against further tanker delay

    The clock is ticking toward the Air Force’s decision on which of two aerospace firms will build the next generation refueling tanker. Defense analysts said that no matter who is the winner of the tanker fight next month, it’s time to get the tankers built — and in the air.

  • Air Force preparing for hikes in health care costs

    Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz said health care costs could make up as much as $65 billion of the defense budget by 2015. He said Air Force must work with other services to help reduce costs.

  • Schwartz outlines Air Force adjustments, changes

    The world has changed and the United States Air Force must change too, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said at the National Press Club.

  • Air Force releases new cyber handbook

    Air Force Doctrine Document 3-12, Cyberspace Operations is now available.

  • Air Force puts trust in your home computer

    Imagine not having to worry about computer viruses when you surf the Internet. It’s one of the things the Air Force’s Lightweight Portable Security team is working on. We learn more about it, and how to get it for free, from team leader Rich Kutter.

  • Air Force selects new motto to reflect action, commitment

    Learn more in today’s DoD report

  • GAO denies KC-X protest

    The protest by U.S. Aerospace and its partner, Ukrainian aircraft-maker Antonov has been denied.

  • Air Force introduces “New Energy Culture”

    The Air Force is adopting what it calls a ”New Energy Culture” to reduce the force’s energy use.

  • Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Charles B. Green discusses how he manages the U.S. Air Force Medical facilities worldwide

    September 27th and September 29th As a functional manager of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service, he exercises direction, guidance and technical management of more than 42,800 people assigned to 75 medical facilities worldwide.

  • Obama nominates Jones to head Air Staff

    President Obama has nominated Major General Darrell Jones to oversee manpower and personnel issues on the Air Staff.