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Default Air Force Logo Holiday greetings from the base commander
As we get ready for the holidays and approach the end of another highly successful year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done. From big-rock accomplishments to the tireless and often thankless everyday efforts that enable us to flourish, your passion and dedication continue to amaze me.
0 12/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Augmentee program helps SFS meet mission
When the 66th Security Forces Squadron requires additional personnel to fulfill the installation defense mission, officials here tap into a well-trained cadre of augmentees.
0 12/18
2017
License Plate Graphic Acquisition Innovation. How to speedily procure secure software. Really.
Developed in 2016, the three-month Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps program selects up-and-coming acquisition professionals across the acquisition community and charges them to develop solutions to the biggest problems in military procurement. The team tackled how to acquire software using agile methods, while adhering to stringent and necessary cyber security requirements.
0 12/15
2017
Staff Sergeant Matthew Pick, 66th Security Forces Squadron, holds a nasal applicator and naloxone medication vial. Hanscom defenders target opioid overdoses
At the Security Forces armory on base, where defenders are issued firearms, ammo and much of their tactical gear, armory Airmen hand shift leaders and patrolmen who will be out in the field for 8-12 hours the small nasal spray bottles containing opioid overdose medication.
0 12/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces change to deployments
The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams. Airmen deploying on individual taskings will now deploy in teams of three or more. This move will provide mutual support during the entire deployment continuum. This directive, effective Nov. 30, 2017, is referred to as “Deployed Teaming.”
0 12/12
2017
Charles Anthony Braswell, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center director of contracting for Hanscom New contracting chief: Love the gray matter
The lifelong civil servant was born on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and is the son of an Air Force staff sergeant, who was a cook. Braswell has eight children and, so far, twelve grandchildren. Now that he’s arrived at Hanscom, Braswell’s already scanned local university sports schedules for upcoming matches with Brigham Young, Utah and Idaho State Universities, his alma maters. However, he jokingly lamented his first experience with the local commute, and twice encouraged supervisors to provide their contracting officers and specialists with opportunities to telework.
0 12/08
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks to the Senate Armed Services Committee Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  During her remarks, Wilson addressed a variety of issues facing the Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) SecAF testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee on improved acquisition processes
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
0 12/07
2017
Dr. Donald Hoying holds a solid state module on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017. Upgrades to missile detection radar earns civilian recognition
The award is Hoying’s most recent of many for his role in addressing key capability upgrades. His team hardened radars to survive electromagnetic pulses, protected sites against cyberattack and consolidated multiple sustainment contracts, saving the government $50 million. Solid State Module replacement, the largest update underway, will address an estimated 25,000 aging components in the BMEWS system, positioning the radars for expanded future capability.
0 12/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo SecAF, CSAF direct review of all Air Force programs
Air Force senior leaders have directed a Zero-Based Review of all Air Force programs, budget accounts and associated manpower authorizations in preparation for assembling the Fiscal Year 2020 Program Objective Memorandum and Future Years Defense Plan.
0 12/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options
If I had to pick just one thing I’m most passionate about as the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, without a doubt it would be taking care of our Airmen and their families professionally, physically, spiritually and financially. I’m a firm believer that these four things go hand in hand. In order to be the best, most resilient Airman possible, you have to balance your professional, physical, spiritual and financial wellness. This is why I’m always looking to arm our Airmen with knowledge to help them grow and make the best decisions possible in their lives.
0 12/05
2017
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