In 2018, Hurricane Michael traveled through the Gulf of Mexico and decimated the infrastructure at Tyndall Air Force Base, and since the Air Force made the decision to rebuild, the base has consistently been referred to as the ‘Installation of the Future’.
For your situational awareness, today’s Airmen are collaborative, connected, and they want to serve, making them the most valued asset in the U.S. Air Force. But what good is having super-intelligent Airmen if nobody’s listening to them?
AFSOC commander and special operations lifer Lt. Gen. James Slife to discuss new technologies, capabilities and priorities as the United States shifts focus from decades of conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq and the War on Terror to countering peer adversaries Russia and China.
In this episode of The Debrief, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, the CODEMANDOS, a 3-D printing guru and the director of the HSU Innovation Institute tell us about the current projects and accomplishments Airmen have achieved on the road to accelerate change, or lose.
After decades of concentrating on Afghanistan and the War On Terror, AFSOC is pivoting to focus on strategic competition with peer adversaries; Russia and China.
The 1st Special Operations Wing partnered with the Hsu Educational Foundation in June 2020 to create the FieldWerx Makerspace to offer STEM-based opportunities to Airmen and youth in the local community.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan marks a pivotal moment in the U.S. shift toward Strategic Competition. As an era of nation building ends, a new one begins - with Airmen as Air Force Special Operations Command’s strategic advantage.
Airman Magazine's compilation of outstanding aerial imagery produced by U.S. Air Force photographers during 2021.
Remembering the legacy of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles "Chuck" Yeager on the anniversary of his death.
Air Force Special Operations Command has made significant changes to their deployment tempo that will allow Airmen to have designated time to build resiliency and work towards career and life goals. These changes should help them shift their focus from counter violent extremist missions to preparing
Lt. Gen. James Slife, commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, discusses the challenges AFSOC is facing to shift from the counter violent extremist mission to great power competition against peer adversaries.
FYSA: Agility Prime. For your situational awareness, flying cars are real and the Air Force is helping to rapidly get them in the air. Our guest, AFWERX Director Colonel Nathan Diller prefers to call these flying cars eVTOLs, or electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing vehicles. We’ll defer to his
At Altitude podcast with Brig. Gen. Jeffery D. Valenzia discussing the U.S. Air Force's development of the Advanced Battle Management System or ABMS.
FYSA Podcast with SECAF Frank Kendall
In this episode of The Debrief podcast, Airman Magazine explores Artificial Intelligence.
Former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones celebrated what she described as her homecoming July 26, 2021, when she was sworn into office as the 27th Under Secretary of the Air Force.
Frank Kendall, freshly installed as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, acknowledged during an Aug. 5 interview that confronting and solving hard problems energizes him.
FYSA: Game On! For your situational awareness, esports is a whole lot more than fun and games. Through Air Force Gaming, Airmen now promote resilience through positive virtual connection, inclusion and teamwork, all on their favorite platforms. Join us in the quest to explore the innovative
The U.S. Air Force is developing hypersonic weapons that can maneuver to evade interception while flying five-times faster than the speed of sound.
Dr. Mark J. Lewis defines hypersonic technology, current research and development programs and why deploying hypersonic weapons is key to increasing force lethality and overall deterrence.
In this inaugural episode of Airman magazine's newest podcast, The Debrief, Staff Sgt. Janiqua Robinson and Staff Sgt. Sara Voigt speak with the leaders of the Women's Initiative Team which seeks to improve the attraction and retention of Airmen by collecting data from women across the force and
Thousands of women across the Air Force provided feedback to the Women’s Initiative Team, playing a pivotal role in the first women’s hair policy change in 70 years. On February 19, 2021, U.S. Air Force senior leaders directed a second racial, gender and ethnic disparity review of racial, gender and
Brig. Gen. Jeffery D. Valenzia is director of Joint Force Integration and head of the cross-functional team responsible for establishing the manpower, resources, and doctrinal infrastructure for the Advanced Battle Management System program.
In the race to master and harness advanced technology, the Air Force is making strides in quantum research, bringing “Q-Day” to fruition sooner. Q-Day, or the day all Airmen will have access to quantum technology, is the ultimate goal for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
As cyberwarfare increasingly becomes a go-to use of aggression, the idea that “what happens in cyber stays in cyber” has no credence. In a 2015 report on cyber deterrence, the Department of Defense made it clear that the United States could retaliate against a cyber-attack with a kinetic response.
In this interview with Airman magazine, Maj. Gen. Edward Thomas discusses the need for, and benefits of, diversity within the force, the challenges of recruiting during a pandemic and the integration of recruiting across the Total Force ― from Air National Guard to ROTC and civilian to uniform
Operation Desert Storm had important implications for the Air Force, with the tenet of air superiority taking on new meaning as the air campaign became the initial phase of the war. During this time, the U.S. developed a new strategic concept for the use of airpower that continues to influence air
Nearly a year ago, in the midst of pandemic, a team led by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, with the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center and Air Mobility Command, partnered with more than a dozen other military and civilian organizations to respond to U.S. Transportation
The Air Force owns and manages large expanses of land throughout the United States, used for training military forces to be lethal and ready for the future defense of the nation. This land is also a safe haven for some of America’s most treasured plants and wildlife.