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  • AUTODIN: The Air Force’s first high speed data communications network

    In the mid ‘50s, the Department of the Air Force had a manual data communications system for punched card traffic and a separate system for teletype communications. These manual data systems had inherent limitations in speed and capacity as well as being susceptible to human error.
  • Air Force leaders say increased funding is improving readiness

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein thanked Congress for providing the resources necessary to restore the service’s readiness while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Oct. 10.
  • Around the Air Force: OCP Authorized / FACT Program

    On this look Around the Air Force, the Operational Camouflage Pattern is authorized for wear, Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing assist in Exercise Ample Strike, and Undergraduate Pilot Training students can choose the U-2S airframe on their dream sheets. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Angelo Rosario.
  • Scobee assumes command of AFRC

    A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee joined the Air Force in 1986. He is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, including 248 combat hours. Prior to his current assignment as the deputy commander of Air Force Reserve Command, he was the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 10th
  • Protect the Power to Enhance Readiness and Resilience During Energy Action Month

    October is Energy Action Month and to Air Force Energy it represents an opportunity to highlight the mission critical importance of energy and water resources and to encourage the smart energy and water use and management for our installations, ground vehicles, and aircraft.
  • Hanscom begins Network-as-a-Service experiments

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded two Network-as-a-Service agreements today for a total of $121 million, freeing Airmen currently assigned to support base network operations to transition into core Air Force mission cyber operations. The team used an Other Transaction Agreement for this effort,
  • Multi-domain command and control is coming

    In his remarks during this year’s Air Force Association’s Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harber, Maryland, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein explained the importance of Multi-Domain Command and Control in executing the nation’s next fight.
  • New Travel Offices Submission Process

    As of Oct. 15, 2018, submissions to the Reserve Pay Office (RPO) and Individual Reservist (IR) Travel office will no longer be accepted from email, AMRDEC, or fax.  All requests for action must be routed through MyPers at the following link: https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/HQRIOSelect the Pay or Travel button and follow the instructions on the web
  • Recognizing 71 years of mission success

    In 1947, the Cold War was in full swing, leading to the U.S.’s need for a more efficient and manageable foreign policy-making establishment. As a solution, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. This act, among other authorizations, separated the U.S. Army Air Corps from the U.S. Army, thus creating the U.S. Air Force.
  • The Force We Present: Future of AF operations

    As the Air Force highlights revitalizing squadrons and the need to improve readiness to contend with near peer adversaries, the Air Force deputy chief of staff of operations spoke to an audience about “The Force We Present” and the necessity for coming changes in military operations during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 17, 2018.
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