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2014-01-29 16:20:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnPoint Consulting, Inc. (OnPoint) is pleased to announce the award of a 10-year, $59 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide IT services to the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW). Headquartered at Andrews Air Force Base, AFDW is the Air Force component for the National Capital Region under Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region Command. Under the AFNCR (Air Force National Capital Region) IT contract, OnPoint...

2014-01-27 08:20:55

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saab has been selected by the U.S. Army to supply a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system at Joint Base Lewis - McChord (JBLM), Fort Lewis, Washington. The WAM system will provide precise surveillance during low level aviation tactical maneuvers during training at JBLM. JBLM will be the fourth U.S. military installation to utilize Saab WAM for surveillance of flights in Special Use Airspace, joining U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent...

2014-01-16 12:20:36

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association invites you to attend an AFA Air Force Breakfast held in partnership with the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies with the Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, as our featured speaker. This event will now be held on Jan. 29, 2014. Sworn in on December 20(th), 2013, as the 23(rd) Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James' responsibilities include the organizing, training, equipping, and...

2014-01-15 12:20:48

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, hosted the fourth Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony on January 10, 2014, in Alexandria Virginia. His comments are below: "From an outstanding year in Missile Defense, we recognize a remarkable feat of leadership within our Nation's Missile Defense Community of the four Armed Service Branches for 2013. We...

2014-01-13 16:20:16

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is pleased to confirm that the Secretary of the Air Force has approved Air Force participation in AFA's 30th Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, February 19-21, 2014. The conference will once again be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Themed "Preserving the Airpower Advantage," this year's symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace...

2014-01-13 12:21:01

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has been designated as the platform with the best safety record in the U.S. Air Force in 2013. Detachment 1 of the 69(th) Reconnaissance Group contributed to that designation as they maintained exceptional vigilance during all Global Hawk aircraft operations, garnering a perfect safety record and a Commander's Flight Safety Award during the 4(th) quarter of...

2014-01-07 12:21:06

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce an upcoming breakfast with new Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on January 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia. Sworn in on December 20(th), 2013 as the 23(rd) Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James' responsibilities include the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of the Air...

2014-01-06 12:20:31

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inherent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk Block 30 Unmanned Aerial System were used to support massive international humanitarian assistance and relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Due to Global Hawk's long endurance, persistence and range, the Block 30 was...

2013-12-17 08:20:33

Stealth bomber provides key strategic deterrent in nation's diplomatic toolbox PALMDALE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On a grey, chilly afternoon 20 years ago today, the first operational B-2 stealth bomber, the Spirit of Missouri, circled the airfield at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., once, then landed, marking the start of a remarkable history that has given the U.S. one of its most powerful defensive - and diplomatic - weapons. (Logo:...

2013-12-13 12:20:25

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute invites you to attend a presentation on the Quadrennial Defense Review. WHO: Maj General Steven Kwast (bio). WHAT: QDR: A Year-End Perspective. WHY: The combination of sequestration, continued political intransigence, evolution of global security dynamics, and processes like the Strategic Choices and Management Review have yielded a unique decision-making environment. Please join us for what promises to be a most...


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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