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The Department of the Air Force was created with the signing of the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force’s missions are broken down into Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Information Superiority and Agile Combat Support.

There are approximately 310,000 Active Duty airmen currently serving across the globe with an additional 71,400 airmen serving in the Air Force Reserve.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Air Force including top stories, technology, policies, leadership and more.

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Air Force Football Sanctioned for Recruiting Violations

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force football program received two years of probation from the NCAA and had its squad size reduced by 10 for four years as part of its sanctions for recruiting violations. The penalties were announced Thursday after Air Force and four individuals reached an agreement with NCAA enforcement staff on recruiting violations. A fifth

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Smoked Pot Recently? New Waiver Means You Might Still Be Able to Join the Air Force or Space Force

Some applicants who test positive for THC while trying to join the Air Force and Space Force may get another opportunity to apply under a new pilot program being tested out by the services. Department of the Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Military.com in a statement Tuesday that the services are starting a two-year pilot program that would allow

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Air Force Police Get New Ballistic Headgear

The Air Force announced last week it will issue a new ballistic helmet to security forces this year, updating the service’s military police force with up-to-date headgear that has deep roots in the Special Operations community. The Security Forces NextGen 2.0 Helmet features a “high-cut” shape that allows for better access to communications equipment; it also includes a bolt-on rail

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Some Airmen Will Be Allowed to Swap Base Assignments Again

The Air Force is working to relaunch a program that would allow service members to swap base assignments with one another, five years after a similar initiative was shut down. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, the service’s senior enlisted leader, teased the policy change at the Air and Space Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference

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Air Force Still Unsure of Cause Behind Osprey Mechanical Issue That Grounded Aircraft

The head of Air Force special operations said he’s concerned about a mechanical issue on the service’s fleet of CV-22 Ospreys that caused sudden emergency landings, saying that the root cause has not been identified. Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, told reporters Tuesday evening at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber

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Swiss Sign Controversial $6B Deal to Purchase F-35 Fighters

GENEVA — Swiss officials on Monday formally signed a procurement contract to acquire three dozen F-35 fighter jets from the United States as part of a planned refurbishment of Switzerland’s air force that has run afoul of critics of the big defense purchase, the government said. The head of Switzerland’s armaments service and F-35A program director inked the procurement deal

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As Air Force Cuts Pay for Thousands, Those with Cyber Skills Now Eligible for Big Reenlistment Bonuses

The Department of the Air Force is now offering more reenlistment bonuses to troops in cyber-related careers at a time when the service is preparing to cut incentive pay for some of its toughest non-tech jobs. A list of careers eligible for selective retention bonuses, called SRBs, was updated earlier this month to include cyber careers in the Air Force

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