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CSAF charts Air Force defender way forward in Year of Integrated Base Defense

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed security forces defenders, past and present, at the 33rd Air Force Security Forces Association national meeting banquet in San Antonio, Sept. 28, 2019.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to members of the 343rd Training Squadron who made up the honor guard at the Air Force Security Forces Association banquet Sept. 28, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1977694/csaf-charts-air-force-defender-way-forward-in-year-of-integrated-base-defense/ Alex Delgado

Facilities, information technology top themes in AFMC We Need study

Facility quality and Information Technology infrastructure topped the list of concerns identified through the Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need initiative, which aims to identify ways to best posture the command to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy and the Air Force of the future.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1970558/facilities-information-technology-top-themes-in-afmc-we-need-study/ Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Donovan visits B-21, X-37B facilities, L3 Harris Technologies

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Design and Development Headquarters and the Kennedy Space Center to review the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Processing Facility, as well as the newly merged L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1912590/donovan-visits-b-21-x-37b-facilities-l3-harris-technologies/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force announces Electronic Warfare, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team results

In January 2018, the Air Force assembled a cross-functional group known as an Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team to explore how the service will ensure electromagnetic spectrum superiority.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1816024/air-force-announces-electronic-warfare-electromagnetic-spectrum-superiority-ent/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Wilson, Goldfein outline to Senate committee Air Force progress, need for larger force

Ending the week much as it began, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 4, that the Air Force must grow to meet – and defeat – security threats at home, globally and in space in an era of great power competition.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1805265/wilson-goldfein-outline-to-senate-committee-air-force-progress-need-for-larger/ DoD News

XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completes inaugural flight

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. The Air Force Research Laboratory partnered with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems to develop the XQ-58A.
The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1778146/xq-58a-valkyrie-demonstrator-completes-inaugural-flight/ DoD News

Wilson’s glide path for a more lethal, ready Air Force of the future

Emphasizing priorities that will largely define the year ahead, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson stressed the need to modernize and grow the force. She also highlighted how streamlining acquisitions will inject innovative ideas and tools faster and more reliably into every corner of the organization.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson gives remarks during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 28, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1770924/wilsons-glide-path-for-a-more-lethal-ready-air-force-of-the-future/ Charles Pope