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Air Force to bring new rescue and attack missions to Davis-Monthan AFB, retire oldest A-10s

The proposed plan would transfer rescue and attack missions, aircraft and personnel to Davis-Monthan AFB as part of the Air Force’s vision of making the base the Center of Excellence for close air support and rescue missions.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2677559/air-force-to-bring-new-rescue-and-attack-missions-to-davis-monthan-afb-retire-o/ DoD News

ShOC-N: Bringing ABMS future faster

As the Air Force and Department of Defense continually refine intra- and inter-service communication capabilities to retain strategic advantage in future conflict, Nellis Air Force Base’s Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, or ShOC-N, is leading the way as the test bed for emerging technologies that will enable data and information transfer to operators faster than ever before.
Warfighters at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are briefed on the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at the Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, Feb. 26, 2021. The ShOC-N has been tasked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to become the Air Force’s Joint All-Domain battle laboratory for information gathering and dissemination and application testing and development in order to further enable the Air Force’s ABMS mission. Photo edited for security purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2662155/shoc-n-bringing-abms-future-faster/ 1st Lt. Nicolle Mathison

With its promise and performance confirmed, ABMS moves to a new phase

After 18 months exploring new ways to better connect the joint force alongside a growing cadre of industry partners, the Department of the Air Force is ready to move ABMS from the drawing board into the hands of warfighters.
With its promise and performance confirmed, ABMS moves to a new phase

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2627008/with-its-promise-and-performance-confirmed-abms-moves-to-a-new-phase/ Charles Pope

609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

U.S. Air Forces Central’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan.
U.S. Air Forces Central Airmen work in the Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. AFCENT’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dustin Mullen)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2599423/609th-aoc-optimizes-ato-production-first-to-use-krados-operationally/ Capt. Carrie Volpe

Nellis AFB is ‘centerpiece’ for Air Force modernization

Warfighters at Nellis Air Force Base are helping the Air Force build a more integrated and lethal force through Advanced Battle Management System development, the Air Force’s network solution to enable rapid decision-making that powers Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2.
overview of the Shadow Operations Center at Nellis showing the consoles and screens

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2572521/nellis-afb-is-centerpiece-for-air-force-modernization/ Christie Vanover, 57th Wing Public Affairs

DAF seeks to modernize energy infrastructure through energy campaigns

To address these challenges, the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, or AFWIC, [now AF Futures] Disruptive Technology Team, in partnership with AFWERX, launched the Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge Sept. 2, 2020. The Energy Challenge, an open crowdsourcing initiative, sought solutions to innovatively shape the future of resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage, thereby reducing demand and reliance on fossil fuels, while modernizing the energy infrastructure.
The Energy Challenge, an open crowdsourcing initiative, sought solutions to innovatively shape the future of resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage, thereby reducing demand and reliance on fossil fuels, while modernizing the energy infrastructure.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2560050/daf-seeks-to-modernize-energy-infrastructure-through-energy-campaigns/ DoD News

First Air Force designated as air component to US Space Command

Following this reorganization, First Air Force will continue to provide uninterrupted air component support to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command while also exercising command and control over Air Force forces supporting U.S. Space Command.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2533651/first-air-force-designated-as-air-component-to-us-space-command/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs