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2014-04-15 16:21:07

Bipartisan Letter Asks Secretary Of The Air Force To Revise Religious Freedom Regulations WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, bipartisan members of the House of Representatives submitted a letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, urging a revision to Air Force regulations to allow greater religious freedom in the Air Force. To read the letter online, please follow this link: http://libertyinstitute.org/document.doc?id=148...

2014-04-15 12:20:51

CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded services contracts totaling more than $7 million by the United States Air Force to support their fleet of Halvorsen 25K cargo loaders. The services contracts continue through March 2015. The Halvorsen 25K Loader is used by the military to load, unload and transport palletized cargo as well as rolling stock (vehicles) on both military and commercial...

2014-04-15 08:21:28

Senior Military and Industry Business Leaders to Provide Strategic and Market Guidance LEESBURG, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Government (MTNGOV), a subsidiary of MTN Communications (MTN), announces the formation of an MTNGOV Advisory Board with veteran military, intelligence and industry business leaders. Members of the Advisory Board include: U.S. Marine Corps Major General George J. Allen (retired), U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Albert J. "Al" Edmonds (retired), Blu Venture...

2014-04-10 08:21:36

SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) announced today that it was awarded a $2.39 million firm fixed price contract for a Design/Build Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) Project to replace a gas line for Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA. This contract was awarded under Versar's Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) IDIQ with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), held with our joint venture partner, Johnson Controls...

2014-04-08 00:21:28

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh will speak on the future of the Air Force at a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on April 23. General Welsh took the helm for the Air Force in August 2012. Before his appointment, he was commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and oversaw the operations of the Air Force base in Ramstein, Germany. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO Gen. Welsh, alongside Air...

2014-04-03 16:20:27

Demonstration at Beale Air Force Base proves system can send data independent of command and control BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a series of ground and air demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., expanding the adaptability of the Global Hawk system to use an additional Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link to improve the transfer of mission data....

2014-04-03 12:21:42

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's upcoming session of the Air Force Breakfast Series will now have Maj. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting for the Office of the Assistance Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, as the guest speaker. Originally Dr. William A. LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, was scheduled to speak. The event will still be held on April 16, 2014, from 7:00...

2014-04-02 08:21:10

Spotlight shines on AFCEA International's members excelling in technical achievement and local involvement. FAIRFAX, Va., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for qualified IT professionals with leadership qualities continues to grow despite constrained government budgets and limited corporate growth. A BSI Global Research Incorporated survey of 208 chief executive officers of privately held U.S. businesses revealed that people with technology/engineering skills to...

2014-04-01 08:21:18

Company Provides Commercial Air Services Supporting Airborne Fighter Requirements for DoD NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 18 years announces the addition of Lieutenant General Bill Rew, USAF (ret) to the ATAC Team. Most recently serving as the Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, located at Langley AFB, Virginia, General Rew assisted in overseeing more than...

2014-03-31 12:20:52

ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association announced today the winners of CyberPatriot VI, the sixth season of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. On March 29, 2014, CyberPatriot VI concluded its week-long National Finals Competition at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Out of the 621 Open Division teams that originally registered, Team "Azure" of North Hollywood High School from North Hollywood,...


Latest United States Air Force Reference Libraries

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980. She subsequently received her commission and initially served as an F-16 weapons separation...

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973. In pursuit of a higher education, he went to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a...

Charles L. Veach
2012-10-01 17:13:09

Charles Lacy Veach served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot for over 14 years before being selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1984. Veach served as an astronaut until his passing from cancer on October 3, 1995 in Houston, Texas. “Lacy” Veach was born in Chicago, Illinois and with his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Veach, still reside in Honolulu. Veach graduated from Punahou School in 1962 and went forward in his academics to the United...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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