Air Force

  • Military academies are looking for leadership of the future

    The 2010 academy nomination season now is open. We get details from Captain Eric Brown, Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • Air Force moving to global training perspective

    Service’s new program focuses on giving civilian leaders a broader education of the Air Force’s mission. The program is funded by Air Force headquarters and aims to give civilian leaders similar training to those in the military.

  • HReinvented: USAF takes new approach to training civilians

    The United States Air Force is taking a corporate approach to training civilian leaders. It will launch the new program this summer.

  • Air Force cyber unit reaches milestones

    The Air Force’s new cyber organization received the ”ready” sign to move to initial operating capability.

  • Crystal balling the Air Force.

    In 2047, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, there’s a good chance that unmanned aircraft will play a bigger role than ever. Officials say the ”Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan” recognizes that pilots on the ground still operate the U-A-Vs, as they’re called. The advantage is that they can fly over fixed positions for long periods of time, something you can’t do when a human being is in the plane.

  • Air Force finds easier way to hire acquisition workers

    Service using special authority approved by Congress. New process brings on new procurement workers in as little as 17 days.

  • JJ Green and the Birds of Thunder

    It was the ride of a lifetime for National Security Correspondent J.J. Green. He recently got the chance to fly at 9 G’s with the Thunderbirds. He sat down with our own Jane Norris to…

  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the last manned military aircraft

    By Emily Jarvis Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio.com The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the last manned military aircraft developed in the United States. Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) made the comments on FederalNewsRadio’s Federal Drive with…

  • USAF addresses cybersecurity challenges

    The Air Force once again is leading the federal effort to address some obvious cybersecurity gaps. The service and Microsoft teamed up to develop secure server configurations for Windows servers. This work comes about two…

  • Just call her ‘Captain Fitness’.

    Air Force Captain Charlotta Blalock says she gets some strange looks from people when she’s on a plane, and will drop to the deck and start doing push ups at 14,000 feet. Blalock, who is aide de camp to General Roger Brady, head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is now a competitive bodybuilder, after deciding four years ago to step it up when it came to her fitness. She scores ”excellent” in the Air Force fitness test. I’m Max Cacas.

  • AF tests readiness of retirees

    More than 140 Air Force retirees gathered at the 2009 Push-Pull Exercise to test the Air Force’s ability to recall retirees to active duty. The week-long event was held at Lackland Air Force Base in…

  • Secretary Gates at the Air War College

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a speech yesterday at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is speaking at all of the service war colleges this week to discuss his budget recommendations for FY…

  • New guidelines to close 20 biggest cyber holes

    The guidelines, issued Monday by public and private sector cybersecurity experts, are considered the low-hanging fruit to help agencies improve their network security immediately, says John Gilligan, a former Air Force and Energy Department chief information officer.

  • DoD, students provide a glimpse of the future

    One approach DoD and many other agencies are using to address the impending retirement wave is by attracting high school students through the Chief Information Officer Council’s Information Technology Job Shadow Day.