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  • Global Power Bomber CTF conducts B-1B external captive carry demonstration

    The B-1B Lancer’s expanded carriage capabilities comes one step closer to fruition following an external captive carry flight over the skies of Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 20.
  • Air Force photo contest winners highlight family theme

    The Air Force recently announced its 2020 photo contest winners. The winners – first, second and third place in five categories – were among more than 600 entries submitted for the annual contest. Entries for this year’s competition with a theme of “We Are Family” were submitted during July. Participants entered up to two images for one of the categories. A panel judged the entries based on impact, creativity and technical excellence.
  • AFMC, AFGSC establish Weapons System Lead Wing Collaboration Program

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., AFMC Commander, and Gen. Timothy M. Ray, AFGSC Commander, cosigned a memorandum aimed at developing deeper collaboration between the program offices and operational wings, providing a venue for acquisition and operational Airmen to gain insight into each other’s communities, while creating a culture of continuous cooperation, collaboration and innovation.
  • Plant 42 gears up “Spirit of Pennsylvania” for next mission

    The “Spirit of Pennsylvania” B-2 stealth bomber will soon call Edwards Air Force Base, California, its new home, as it becomes the 412th Test Wing’s test platform for B-2 flight testing.
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on the B-1B Lancer fleet has been completed ahead of schedule. Sixty aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012 and was completed in September 2020. The Integrated Battle Station was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit and Central Integrated Test System. “During development, it became obvious that modifying the same aircraft three times would be detrimental to aircraft availability and would create numerous aircraft configurations,” said William Barnes, B-1B Systems Program Manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “Thus Integrated Battle Station was born.” The Integrated Battle Station was the largest, most complicated modification ever performed on the B-1 and it gave the flight deck a whole new look.
  • Department of the Air Force awards contract for new ICBM system that enhances, strengthens US triad

    The contract award of $13.3 billion is an investment in enhancing the United States’ nuclear deterrence, as it is the cornerstone of national security policy and fundamental in continued protection for the U.S. and its allies.
  • Air Force conducts latest hypersonic weapon flight test

    The Air Force took another step towards fielding a hypersonic weapon following its final captive-carry test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon under a wing of a B-52 Stratofortress off the Southern California coast, Aug 8.
  • Air Force leadership conducts privatized housing tour at Barksdale

    The Honorable John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, and Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Barksdale Jan. 6, 2020 to conduct a privatized housing tour. The tour familiarized the leaders with the current condition of privatized base housing here, aligning with current Air Force efforts to improve the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Program for the service.
  • AFIMSC innovation streamlines comptroller tasking process

    After three years of brainstorming and research, Linda Alcala and her finance operations team have found a way to simplify management of Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Resources Directorate tasks to installation comptroller squadrons. The team launches an innovative task management solution today that will help squadrons respond ‘on the DOT.’ The rollout includes half of the Air Force’s major commands with the other half having access to the tool by the middle of the month.
  • Air Force Housing Helpline Connects Residents to the Support They Seek

    Since its launch in May 2019, Air Force Housing Helpline has been helping residents resolve concerns with Air Force privatized and government housing. AFCEC's Installations Directorate, which manages and executes the Air Force’s housing program, established 1-800-482-6431 as 24-hour helpline to address concerns raised regarding the military privatized housing program.
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