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2013-11-14 23:24:24

Webinar will examine how AgilePath optimized the connectivity, reliability and supportability of infrastructure for a United States Air Force program using WSO2 Governance Registry Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Technology adoption cycles continue to evolve as virtual machines and cloud-based solutions cut system deployment times down to hours. However the way system components talk to each other and connect has been slower to change, and point-to-point solutions remain pervasive...

2013-11-14 08:24:24

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air Force senior leaders, Wounded Warriors, and Air Force Association staff met during an AFA-hosted Warrior Mixer in Colorado Springs on October 30, 2013. Daniel Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and AFA's Executive Vice President retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, presented a joint memorandum of understanding regarding AFA's Wounded Airman Program (WAP). The new...

2013-11-13 16:20:47

Arizona a recognized leader in military sustainability initiatives TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen. Norman Seip (USAF, ret.) on the topic of sustainability and national security as part of its Sustainability Speaker lecture series at ASU's Tempe Campus this morning. Lt. Gen. Seip retired after 35 years of military service; his last assignment as commander of...

2013-11-12 12:21:29

General Dynamics Information Technology to deliver cyber security and network defense to all U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard bases. FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a task order to provide modernized base-level network security boundary support to the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at all active Air Force and Air National Guard bases worldwide. The task order was awarded under the Network-Centric...

2013-11-11 08:20:18

Ensil provides engineering and logistics support, engineering change proposals, spares and repair parts processing, obsolete material management and repair of electronic products and equipment used by various military departments. NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensil's solid performance for repair, rework and refurbishment of critical equipment for The United States Marine Corps (USMC) was superior to other competitive proposals submitted by high pedigreed...

2013-11-08 08:21:09

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $114 million advance procurement contract in preparation to build three more high-flying RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated sensors. The combat-proven intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft allows military commanders to receive high-resolution imagery, survey vast geographic regions and pinpoint targets on the ground....

2013-11-06 12:22:04

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association announced today that CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, has drawn 1,566 teams for its sixth season of competition, representing a nearly 30% growth from last year. This year, teams represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany, Italy, The Republic of Korea, and Japan. New to the competition this year...

2013-11-05 08:21:13

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute will discuss a concept known as the Macgregor Transformation Model--an approach that promises a reduction in the overall size of the Department of Defense; a substantial reduction in operating costs; and an increase in combat capability. WHO: Retired Navy Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, retired Air Force Lieutenant General David Deptula, and retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. WHAT: Discussion of operational...

2013-11-04 12:20:16

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce an upcoming AFA Air Force Breakfast featuring guest speaker Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary of the Air Force. The event will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Eric Fanning is the Acting Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was confirmed as the 24th Under Secretary of the Air Force on April 18, 2013, and began to...

2013-10-31 12:21:27

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ceremony at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) presented its prestigious NOVA Award to 60 employees from its Aeronautics and Missiles and Fire Control businesses in Fort Worth and Grand Prairie, respectively. The NOVA Award is the company's highest honor presented annually to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation's mission and...


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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