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Maxwell AFB selected as location for MH-139 FTU

The MH-139 FTU’s mission is to train pilots in providing security and support for the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile fields spanning Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska. The MH-139 mission will replace the mission of the Air Force Reserve’s 908th Airlift Wing’s aging C-130Hs currently at Maxwell AFB.
MH-139A

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2423445/maxwell-afb-selected-as-location-for-mh-139-ftu/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Department of the Air Force selects six candidate locations for US Space Command Headquarters

The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, has selected six candidate locations for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.
U.S. Space Command Basing Nomination Promo

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2421819/department-of-the-air-force-selects-six-candidate-locations-for-us-space-comman/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force’s Spectrum Management Office officially transfers to ISR and Cyber Effects Operations staff to continue to integrate ‘information warfare’

Air Force’s Spectrum Management Office joins the Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications Directorate assigned to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations. This is a vital move in a larger plan to support, from a Headquarters Air Force perspective, the synchronization of Information Warfare functions.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2392254/air-forces-spectrum-management-office-officially-transfers-to-isr-and-cyber-eff/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Department of the Air Force to conduct focus groups on interpersonal violence

The focus groups are scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 26 and consist of interpersonal violence survey participants who volunteered to take part in small-group discussions.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2389704/department-of-the-air-force-to-conduct-focus-groups-on-interpersonal-violence/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

DAF Spouse Leaders discuss the New Ops Normal for Families

During the Air Force Association’s 2020 Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force senior leadership spouses came together via video conference to provide advice on resources available to assist families during the pandemic and information on how to gain the most out of the Key Spouse Program.
The Air Force Association 2020 Air, Space and Cyber Conference graphic. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2347467/daf-spouse-leaders-discuss-the-new-ops-normal-for-families/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

SECAF unveils new “eSeries” classification in nod to Department’s digital future

A true paradigm shift, systems being considered for acquisition will be designed, developed and manufactured on a digital foundation, just like the Boeing eT-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer. The new process is part of the Department’s digital eSeries approach.
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett announced a new weapons system designator, the “e” series, at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Arlington, Va., Sept. 14, 2020. Aircraft, satellites, weapon systems and more that are digitally engineered will receive the “e” prefix.” (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2346441/secaf-unveils-new-eseries-classification-in-nod-to-departments-digital-future/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

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.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2340139/department-of-the-air-force-awards-contract-for-new-icbm-system-that-enhances-s/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

RCO delivers Department of the Air Force capabilities

The mission of the DAF RCO is to expedite development and fielding of select DoD combat support and weapon systems by leveraging defense-wide technology development efforts and existing operational capabilities.
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, is an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force. The primary objectives of the X-37B are twofold; reusable spacecraft technologies for America’s future in space and operating experiments which can be returned to, and examined, on Earth. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Boeing)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2331140/rco-delivers-department-of-the-air-force-capabilities/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs