AFA in the News

AFA In The News
 

Please note: The Air Force Association’s “In The News” contain links to articles on the Web which mention the Air Force Association. The purpose of this site is to both inform you and to stimulate ideas. These links should not be seen as an endorsement of any product or position. We do not take into account the author or the position when we post the links. Print reproduction of the news articles is subject to the originators' copyright restrictions. If you have any questions regarding this policy, you may contact Chet Curtis at ccurtis@afa.org.

NPR Chats with Air Force Magazine's​ John Tirpak about what makes the bomber so remarkable and enduring.
Published: June 7, 2014
The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955.

Students Compete to Stop Cyber Crime
By: Bethany Brookshire, Student Science
Published: April 9, 2014
OXON HILL, Md. - In a large room in the Gaylord National Conference Center at the end of March, an epic battle took place. Teams of middle and high school students sat at computer banks around the room, speaking in whispers and staring intently at their screens. ...

Student CyberPatriot Competition Wraps Up
By: Sandra Jontz, Signal Online
Published: April 1, 2014
Washington, D.C. - High school students from six schools across the nation will split $50,000 in scholarships after competing in the CyberPatriot VI competition, a culminating tournament in which participants tested strategies to defend computers and networks against cyber attacks. ...

Tinker AFB's Future Secure in View of Retired Lieutenant General
By: NewsOK
Published: March 30, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY - Dick Newton, a retired lieutenant general now serving as executive vice president of the Air Force Association, has decades of military experience. This gives his insights credibility few can match. ...

Video: Lt. Gen. Richard Newton Talks about the AFA Cycling Classic
By: Comcast Creative
Published: March 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yolanda Vazquez talks with Lt. General (RET) Richard Y. Newton, Executive Vice President of AFA, talks about the Air Force Association Cycling Classic that with take place June 7th & 8th in Arlington, VA. Proceeds from the race go to the Wounded Airman Program. ...

Radio: Lt. Gen. Richard Newton on Federal Drive
Hosts: Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio
Published: March 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Defense Department is reviewing the way troops are honored with awards and decorations. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for a holistic effort after he scrapped a new medal last year. ...

Video: AFA Holds 2014 Awards Dinner in St. Paul
By KSTP TV-Minnesota
Published: March 15, 2014
ST. PAUL - Video coverage of an AFA Awards Dinner in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

AFA recognizes Hurlburt unsung heroes

By Senior Airman Michelle Vickers
1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
Published: Friday, December 5, 2013
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - The Hurlburt Field Chapter of the Air Force Association gave 24 Air Commandos of the 1st Special Operations Wing unsung hero awards during a ceremony at the Soundside Club here Dec. 4. ...

AF Energy Leader Touts Airmen Success Stories
By SSgt David Salanitri
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Air Force’s top energy expert said people are the key to success in driving down energy use, saving money and improving mission performance during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., Oct 23...

Energy Awareness Saves Money at Work, Home
By MSgt Christian Michae
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013
As temperatures begin their descent into winter in Colorado and across the United States, heating costs will rise. If you hope to save money, learning to use energy more efficiently might be the only way to avoid the heating bill bite...

Retired Colonel: Air Force Cuts Carry Threat of Increased Security Risk
By Mark Tarpley
Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - The political gymnastics have subsided and a government shutdown that once again produced furloughs at Tinker Air Force Base and throughout the Department of Defense has ended. The agreement that produced this delayed major budget and debt decisions until 2014. The budget agreement maintains the disabling sequestration cuts to the DOD that caused the Air Force to cancel much of its training, stand down flying units and furlough thousands of government workers at Tinker and throughout the nation earlier this year...

Official: Early Energy Planning Could Lead to USAF Savings
By Aaron Mehta
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - The US Air Force has made great strides in energy efficiency in the past several years. But in order to maximize savings, Pentagon officials need to include energy discussions in strategic planning, according to the service’s top energy official...

Local Campus Honored as a Community Partner
Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide’s Fort Walton Beach Campus has been named the 2013 Community Partner of the Year by Hurlburt Chapter 398 of the Air Force Association (AFA)...

PowellTate Defense Tweet Chat with Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this month, Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner, discussed what to expect at this year's competition and the importance of STEM education to our nation's future security...

Williams Middle School Robotics Club Receives Donation from Air Force Association
Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013
ROCKWALL, Texas - Vance Clark from the Air Force Association presented a check for $750 to Todd Manning, parent coach, and Dane Steinberger, Assistant Vice Principal, to help fund their latest robotic projects...

Companies See Market for Systems To Counter GPS Jamming Devices
By Mike Gruss
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The proliferation of GPS jamming devices is creating a market for countermeasures, both in the defense and commercial sectors, industry officials say. Companies are testing and rolling out new systems to counter the threat, either by overcoming jamming signals or by identifying and locating their source, they say...

Retired Lt Gen Dick Newton: AFA Supports Airmen and Their Families
By Eloise Ogden
Published: Sunday, October 13, 2013
MINOT AFB, N.D. - Airmen and their spouses transitioning from military to civilian life, wounded airmen, and other airmen and their families needing support can turn to the Air Force Association...

Vets Set to Launch Second D.C. Protest
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Another group of military veterans is scheduled to arrive in D.C. tomorrow morning to carry out a second protest, demanding lawmakers immediately end the government shutdown. The protest is being organized by the Military Coalition (TMC), a group of 33 organizations that represents 5.5 million people. Members are comprised of the uniformed services—active, reserve, retired veterans, survivors and their families...

Calvert Hall College High School Students Prep for CyberPatriot
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - Calvert Hall College High School students have plenty of opportunities to find their niche in more than 50 student clubs and activities offered by the school. The latest group, a new Cyber Security Club that qualifies students for credit in Calvert Hall's STEM ( science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, already has more than 20 students who are training to compete in regional tournaments against other high schools and, eventually, in the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Competition...

San Antonio Registers More Than 70 Teams for CyberPatriot VI
By Matt Scherer
Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio political and business executives like to term our city as “CyberCityUSA” but for our community to continue this well-deserved reputation, it needs to continue and expand programs like CyberPatriot and CyberStar. Organized by the Air Force Association several years ago, CyberPatriot gives high school students the opportunity to learn about information assurance careers while competing against their peers...

USA Cycling Announces 2014 Domestic Road Calendars
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
USA Cycling on Thursday announced its 2014 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) and 2013 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC). The premier domestic road cycling calendars sanctioned by USA Cycling, the sport’s national governing body, begin in the spring and continue into the fall staging races throughout the United States...

STEM Grants at Tabb High School
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
YORKTOWN, Va. - The Tidewater Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Director Ed Crosby presented a $3,000 grant to Commander Gary Wooten for the Cyber Patriot Team and Mrs. Joyce Kuberek’s Weather Balloon project...

Road to be named for WWII Flying Ace
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A local World War II hero will be honored with a special designation for an important roadway. Airport Road will be officially designated Buzz Wagner Memorial Highway during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Frankstown Road intersection...

Murkowski, Begich, Young: F-16's Will Stay in Fairbanks
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - After a two-year fight against an ill-conceived proposal to relocate the F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (J-BER) , “warm” the base and cut thousands of jobs, Alaska’s congressional delegation received official word that the Air Force has scrapped the proposal...

DHS Becomes Sponsor of AFA's CyberPatriot Program
By Jacob Goodwin
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program announced on October 8 a new sponsorship from DHS at the Cyber Diamond level. With the support of DHS, CyberPatriot will continue its growth as the National Youth Cyber Education Program.

Sen. Ayotte To Air Force: Get Me A-10 Answers; Keeps SecAF Nominee Hold
By Colin Clark
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - While the federal government remains supine and Congress fails to pass appropriations bills, at least one lawmaker is engaged in a classic use of senatorial privilege: placing a hold on the nomination of a senior administration official...

The Sky is the Limit
By Eloise Ogden
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
MINOT AFB, N.D. - Minot Air Force Base has a great future, says retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dick Newton."What you find at Minot Air Force Base is two legs of the triad, which in my crystal ball will remain absolutely essential and significant for this nation's national security for years to come. I don't predict a time in my lifetime where we will not be relying on the nuclear triad and at Minot Air Force Base you get two legs of the triad. That's significant," said Newton...

22nd and 931st Operations Support Squadrons from McConnell Air Force Base Receive AFA's Verne Orr Award
Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. - The 22nd and 931st Operations Support Squadrons were recently awarded the Air Force Association 2013 Verne Orr award in Washington. The award, which is named in honor of Verne Orr, the 14th secretary of the Air Force, is meant to recognize the mission-oriented unit that most efficiently used their personnel, and it is the total force integration of the active and Reserve operations support squadrons that brought it to McConnell...

AMC and DoD Disagree Over Cutting C-130's to Save Money
By Jeff Schogol
Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Air Force could lose up to 78 C-130s as the Defense Department determines its intra-theater airlift requirement, Air Mobility Command officials said. The results of a Defense Department study are classified, but one proposal calls for cutting the C-130 fleet from 358 to 280 aircraft, officials said...

Acting Air Force Secretary Describes Budget Choices
By Jim Garamone
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Air Force may have to “cut vertically” in fiscal 2014 to achieve the savings needed under sequestration, the service’s acting secretary said here today...

Air Force Association and Personify Interactive Win Website Award
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013
VIENNA, Va. - Personify Interactive, the web solutions division of Personify, today announced it received three Outstanding Achievement Awards in Website Development by the Interactive Media Awards...

Pratt & Whitney and Air Force Leaders Meet at Annual Air Force Association Conference
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Pratt & Whitney leaders were on hand to meet face-to-face with key Air Force customers, industry partners, and news media during the Air Force Association's 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition held this week in National Harbor, Md...

2013 Air & Space Conference Interviews with WTOP's Federal News Radio

By Federal News Radio's Jason Miller
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal News Radio broadcast live from the Air Force Association's 2013 Air and Space Conference where agency leadership, industry experts, academia and current event specialists from around the world came together to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community...

Tombstone Youth Groups Seek Funds to Move Fort Structures
By Bill Hess
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - Two groups which are involved with providing youth some military experience are in need of funds to obtain unused modular structures on Fort Huachuca...

Woodham High Alum Selected as One of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
PENSACOLA, Fla. - An Air Force Special Operations Command Special Tactics Airman with ties to the Pensacola area was selected by Air Force officials as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013...

Boeing to Highlight Innovative Capabilities for USAF at AFA Technology Expo
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Boeing [NYSE: BA] will showcase innovative and cost-effective capabilities that meet the needs of the U.S. Air Force during the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference & Technology Exposition, held Sept. 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland...

PTDefense Tweet Chat with Air Force Association
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - During this week's PTDefense Tweet Chat, Caity Rogowski (@AirForceAssoc), Social Media Director at AFA discussed how attendees can leverage their social media handles at the upcoming Air & Space Conference on Sept 16-19, 2013... 

USAF Band and Singing Sergeants to Perform at Air Force Memorial for AF Birthday
By: Caity Rogowski
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Force Memorial invites you to attend the Air Force Birthday Celebration Concert featuring The United States Air Force Band and the Singing Sergeants at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013. The event is free and open to public, and will honor the United States Air Force’s 66th birthday...

People Gathered at the Air Force Memorial to Pay Their Respect on 9-11
By: Professor Metze
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - A family of four quietly pushed their baby stroller across the grounds of the Air Force Memorial as the bright sunlight slowly rose over the Pentagon today before the ceremony there to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...

 
Cherilyn Danzer Receives Gratham University Scholarship Through Air Force Association
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
KANSAS City, Mo. - Grantham University, www.grantham.edu, and the Air Force Association (AFA) have awarded Cherilyn Danzer of Alexandria, VA, a full scholarship to pursue her Master of Science in Information Technology degree at Grantham...

Local Air Force Association Chapter Gets National Award
By Staff Reporters
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013
SUMTER, S.C. - The local chapter of the Air Force Association, the Swamp Fox Chapter, will receive the most outstanding large chapter award at the national convention in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14...

16th ACCS Named Airborne Battle Management Crew of the Year
By Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2013
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - The 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base has won its second Meritorious Unit Award...

Virginia Knudsen Selected as AFA's First Runner Up for National Teacher of the Year
By Lt Col Virginia Montalvo
Published:August 28, 2014
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Ms Knudsen is an educator on a mission; a mission to give her time, talents, and resources to as many young people as possible during her past 25 years in education. Being the STEM Science Lead Teacher during the school day for 300 Title I, at-risk students at Parkway Middle School, Ms Knudsen takes a technologically intensive approach to collaborative training with peer teachers for inquiry and project based instruction on atmospheric & geological science and meteorology, rocketry, and civil engineering...

Georgia Air Force Association Award Winners Recognized
By Claudia Taylor
Published: August 24, 2013
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - The Georgia Air Force Association held a luncheon to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding service in a variety of fields...

AF Physician Honored for Ground-Breaking Treatment
By Senior Airman Courtney Moses, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
Published: August 22, 2013
JB SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Tex. -  Using lasers to treat burns and scars might sound counterintuitive, but one Air Force physician is drastically improving the quality of life for his patients with a newly developed technology.59th Medical Specialty Squadron Dermatologist Lt. Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor was recently selected to receive the Air Force Association's Paul W. Myers Award for his work using lasers to improve skin texture and flexibility for wounded warriors...

HMS Teacher, HCHS Grad to be Presented Georgia AFA Awards
By Special to the Patriot
Published: August 20, 2013
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. - Huntington Middle School teacher Jason Heath and Houston County High School AFJROTC Cadet Auscia Williams will be presented awards by the Georgia State Air Force Association (AFA) on Aug. 24...

Ten Airmen to be Honored
By Herald Mail
Published: August 20, 2013
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ten airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing will receive one of the Air National Guard’s most prestigious awards for their action during an in-flight incident overseas, the West Virginia guard unit announced Monday...

Former ROTC Cadets Speak to Association
By The Advocate
Published: August 20, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - Two former LSU ROTC cadets spoke to the Maj. Gen. O.B. Johnson Chapter of the Air Force Association on July 17...

Letter: Great Event
By James and Nyla Gilchrist
Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
PUEBLO, Colo. - Recently, the Colorado State Air Force Association had its 2013 awards banquet in Pueblo. Hosted by the Mel Harmon Chapter, it was an outstanding sequence of events...

Inhofe Criticizes Military Budget Cuts
By Tim Talley, AP
Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma condemned budget cuts to the nation’s armed services Tuesday, telling a group of active-duty and retired Air Force personnel the cuts are supported by a president who is “intentionally doing what he can to disarm America.”...

Okla. US Sen. Jim Inhofe to address furloughs of civilian military workers at Air Force Assoc.
Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is expected to address concerns about the furlough of civilian workers at U.S. military bases during an address before the Air Force Association...

Air Force veteran: Elected officials created sequestrion problem, they need to fix it
By Mark Tarpley, NewsOK.com
Published: Friday, August 2, 2013
The U.S. Air Force achieves and sustains its status as the world's best air force by embracing a vision that instills a common foundation committed to superior performance. Two pillars of this foundation are “service above self” and “excellence in all we do.”...

93rd ARS earns AFA Schilling Award
By Staff Sgt Michael Means, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Fairchild AFB, Wash. - The Air Force Association announced recently that the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron earned the 2013 David C. Schilling Award. The 93rd ARS is the second refueling squadron to receive the award in its 65 year history...

Inside the cockpit of Bone-34
By S enior Airman Charles V Rivezzo, 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
DYESS AFB, Texas - Insurgents were moving freely through the remote mountain passes in Afghanistan. Spring had descended, bringing warmer weather and increasing the chances of contact with friendly forces...

Two Pueblo Teachers Earn Awards
By The Pueblo Citizen
Published: Monday, July 28, 2013
PUEBLO, Colo. - Kendra Zerfas, a teacher at Belmont Elementary School, and Morganlee Kempf, the chairwoman of the Central High Science Department, were honored as top local educators this weekend by the Mel Harmon Chapter 128 of the Air Force Association...

What $1 Billion Buys
By Mackenzie Eaglen
Published: Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the sequester sinks in and starts to hit the U.S. military, many have focused on the impact of unpaid furlough days for civilians, air shows grounded, and fireworks foregone...  

Air Force Fears Irreversible Damage from Budget Impasse
By Sandra I. Erwin
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With no clarity on next year’s or any future year budget, the U.S. Air Force expects to continue to have to ground airplanes, curtail pilot training and take other cost-cutting measures that, leaders fear, could permanently weaken the force...

Pentagon Wants More Regular Testing After Failed Missile Test
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. defense officials affirmed their commitment to a $1 billion expansion of a Boeing Co ground-based missile defense system despite a test failure this month, but called for more regular testing to get a grip on nagging quality control issues...

Air Force 2027: Fewer Pilots, More Drones, More Challenges
By Stephen Losey
Published: Friday, July 12, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Force of the future is likely to be slightly smaller and more reliant on remotely piloted aircraft, face growing challenges from the rise of Asia and rapidly increasing space traffic, and struggle to maintain its technological superiority as the United States produces fewer scientists, engineers and other highly skilled graduates...

Air Force Chief Scientist Looking for Improvements in Automation
By Valerie Insinna
Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - The coming years will bring many challenges to Air Force science and technology initiatives, with problems such as an uncertain budget and a dwindling talent pool posing a threat to innovation, a senior service leader said...

Bob Jones Selects Jeremy Raper as Teacher of the Year
By Madison County Record
Published: Monday, July 1, 2013
MADISON, Ala. - Jeremy Raper has been selected top teacher at Bob Jones High School. In 2011, Raper was named “National Teacher of the Year” by the prestigious Milken Foundation and “State Teacher of the Year” by the Air Force Association.

Aircraft Loadmasters Recognized as AFA's Team of the Year
By Senior Airman Dennis Sloan
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Air Force Association proudly announced the AFA 2013 Team of the Year March 29, 2013, honoring the Aircraft Loadmaster career field and singled out a 437th Airlift Wing loadmaster from Joint Base Charleston as a representative of the distinguished career field...

Welsh Talks Syria, Readiness
By Aaron Mehta
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - As Congress deliberates over how DoD funds should be appropriated, the military head of the Air Force laid out the case that his service still provides a benefit that other branches cannot match.

AFRL Names 11 Military Award Winners
By 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
DENVER - The Aurora Chamber of Commerce's Defense Council honored 11 military members and one civilian from the community during the organization's 37th Annual Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon June 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.

Roslyn Franklin, 11th and 12th Grade Teacher at Randolph High School, Receives the AFA Chapter 195 Teacher of the Year Award
By Howard Leach
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
RANDOLPH, N.J. - At the last Air Force Association, Chapter 195 meeting, Roslyn Franklin, an 11th and 12th Grade teacher at Randolph High School, was awarded the AFA Chapter 195 Teacher of the Year Award for her accomplishments in engaging students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)...

Air Force Association Honors Frazier Teacher
By Joyce Koballa
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. - A Frazier High School teacher has been awarded with the area chapter of the U.S. Air Force Association’s Teacher of the Year award for his work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives in the classroom and robotics.

Air Force Association Recognizes McRae as Secondary Teacher of the Year
By Madison County Record
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
MADISON, Ala. - The Tennessee Valley Air Force Association (AFA) has recognized Leah McRae as Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Pros Take Over Arlington for Air Force Association Cycling Classic
By Ryan Bacic
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - If you noticed more cyclists riding through Arlington over the weekend, it likely wasn't because of a randomly massive influx of tourists all using Capital Bikeshare. Rather, June 8 and 9 marked this year's iteration of the Air Force Association Cycling Classic...

CyberPatriot Training Available for Area High School Students
By The Herald
Published: Monday, June 10, 2013
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - The Cochise Chapter of the Air Force Association and Cochise College have organized free training sessions for CyberPatriot, the AFA computer network defense competition for high school students...

Teacher Receives Air Patrol Honor
By the Chillicothe Gazette
Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013
CINCINNATI - The Civil Air Patrol has recognized the teaching accomplishments of Daphne Horstmeier, daughter of Chillicothe residents Louis and Shirley Adams, by presenting her the 2012 Ohio Wing Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year award...

No Longer Unthinkable: Should US Ready for 'Limited' Nuclear War?
By Sydney J. Freedberg, Jr.
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - For more than 60 years, most Americans have thought of nuclear weapons as an all-or-nothing game. The only way to win is not to play at all, we believed, because any use of nukes will lead to Armageddon...

Air Force Association: What's in it for me?
By Master Sgt Lafoundra Thompson and Mel Johnson
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - On a World War II bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, in December 1943, radio operator Tech. Sgt. Forrest Vosler was hit twice by 20 mm shrapnel after taking the place of one of the gunners...

Nellis Air Force Base Gets Short End of the Budget Stick
By Stew Magnuson
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - Funding shortfalls caused by sequestration and a continuing budget resolution will end most operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., until the end of the fiscal year, a senior Air Force official said May 23...

Air Force Association names Haynes Tennessee Teacher of the Year
By The State Gazette
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Bryant Haynes has been named the 2013 Tennessee Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association...

Pomp, Precision Displayed
By Jim Randolphi for The Mechanicswile Local
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ATLEE, Va. - Spit and polish was the order of the day on Saturday, April 27, at Atlee High School as high school drill teams from across the state gathered for the annual Virginia Air Force JROTC State Drill Competition...

Gov. Scott Announces 2013 Class of 'Great Floridians'
By wctv.tv
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013
TALLAHASSEE -- Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the 2013 class of Great Floridians, a prestigious group of men and women who have made significant contributions......

News: The 133rd's Outstanding Airman of the Year are recognized at the Air Force Association's Annual Awards Dinner
By Airman 1st Class Kari Giles, dvidshub.net
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn.- More than 150 airmen, students, family members, and friends gathered at the Town and Country Club to honor the award recipients at this year's Air Force Association's Awards Dinner......

GPS' Haynes Named AFA State Teacher Of Year
By chattanoogan.com
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Preparatory School, has been named as the Chattanooga Air Force Association Chapter Teacher of the Year and AFA State Teacher of the Year......

Saxton Teacher Awarded AFA AE Grant
By Joan Soldano, Patchogue Patch
Published: Monday, April 22, 2013
Mrs. Joan Soldano, sixth grade teacher at Saxton Middle School, was recently awarded the Air Force Association's Spring 2013 Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant....

Sequester impacts readiness, capability of Air Force
By The Item - Bush Hanson
Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013
As the local chapter president of the Air Force Association, I feel compelled to comment on the recent announcements to stand units down in the Air Force due to the sequestration...

Time to join the fight: Air Force Association's local chapter needs you
By Larry Martwig, San Angelo Times
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In 1947, the Air Force Association was instrumental in the formation of the Air Force. Founders such as Jimmy Doolittle, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Stewart took the first steps to make that happen...

Minnesotans Honored by Air Force Association
By KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul
Published: Monday, April 08, 2013
Some outstanding Minnesotans were honored by the Air Force Association Friday...

FAA may ease certification standard to be pilot
By Jeff Schogol - Staff writer
Published: Monday, December 10, 2012
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering making it easier for military aviators to transition to commercial airlines by lowering the number of required flight hours required for certification from 1,500 to 750...

5 Pearl Harbor survivors honored at New York ceremony
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, December 08, 2012
As a chaplain blessed 71 red roses -- one for every anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor -- five survivors looked on in a chilly airplane hangar Friday......

WWII veteran reflects on service on Pearl Harbor Day
By Don Dare
Published: Friday, December 07, 2012
Retired pilot Jack Westbrook reflect on service to his nation on Pearl Harbor Day. Westbrook is an AFA "icon” who was designated AFA "Member of the Year" in 1987......

ER's Novak wins statewide award
By Star staff reporter
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Eagle River's Suellyn Wright Novak, a longtime advocate for veterans issues who currently serves as executive director of the Alaska Veterans Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a ceremony on Veterans Day. Novak has been an AFA member since 1972 and is active in her local chapter......

GES students enjoyed Veteran's Day presentation
By Kylene Smith, Roanoke Times
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Greenfield Elementary students in Kindergarten, First, and Fourth grades enjoyed the Veteran's Day presentation given by retired Air Force Brigadier General Scott Van Cleef on November 12......

Morin talks space superiority at AFA conference
By AeroTechNews
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Jamie Morin addressed more than 320 Airmen, industry officials and Air Force Association members at AFA's Global Warfare Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif......

'Careless' budget cut threatens critical debris tracking system, Air Force space chief says
By Jared Serbu
Published: Monday, November 12, 2012
With Defense budgets on their way down, the Air Force's top officer for space says his service has to find more cost-effective ways......

AFA, AUSA and Navy League Officials Urge Congress to Act on Looming Fiscal Crisis
By John C. Marcario, Associate Editor
Published: Friday, November 09, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Congress must end the threat of drastic across-the-board federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, with a balanced solution that acknowledges......

Spy Sat Costs Are 'Unsustainable,' Warns Space Commander; BTW, Don't Cut Space, Cyber
By Otto Kreisher
Published: Friday, November 09, 2012
Washington: The head of Air Force Space Command worries that tightening defense budgets and looming force structure cuts could reduce his critical space and cyber capabilities......

Every Airman has the potential to be an innovator
By Master Sgt. Brian Potvin, Air Force Command
Published: Friday, October 26, 2012
I was one of the lucky few who attended the Air Force Association’s 2012 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. recently. Something that U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said......

Leaders lobby for MacDill to house tankers
By Howard Altman, The Tampa Tribune
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012
TAMPA -- A battle to bring as many as 36 refueling jets to MacDill Air Force Base has resulted in the rarest of accomplishments: a show of regional unity....

Federal 100: Linda A. Mills
By John S. Monroe, Federal Computer Week
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Linda A. Mills Corporate Vice President and President Information Systems Sector Northrop Grumman The work: Championing efforts to encourage young people to enter the fields of cybersecurity, science, technology, engineering and mathematics......

Peninsula Students Take 3rd in National CyberPatriots Competition
By Meredith Skrzypczak, Palos Verdes Patch.com
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The high school team traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to compete......

AFSPC commander discusses cyber-security way-ahead at conference
By Amaani Lyle, Air Force Space Command
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Absent vigilant and strategic defense, U.S. forces' dependence on the cyber domain could quickly become its greatest vulnerability......

Has the 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' already happened?
By Philip Ewing, dodbuzz.com
Published: Monday, March 26, 2012
The Russians are picking our pockets, the Chinese are stealing our most vital secrets, and there's nothing we can do about it......

Defense industry leaders say continued defense cuts could be devastating
By Gene Rector - The Warner Robins Patriot
Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Defense budget cuts and the prospect of even more reductions are having a telling impact on the nations aerospace and defense industry......

5 A-10 squadrons to be cut
By Jeff Schogol - Staff writer, AirForceTimes.com
Published: Monday, January 30, 2012
The A-10 Thunderbolt II provides the type of close-air support that ground-pounders love and the Taliban dread. Although the A-10s are workhorses in the war on terrorism...

Air Force to phase out older aircraft?
By Federal News Radio
Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
On the heels of a newly announced defense strategy-- but before a clear budget picture has emerged -- the Air Force has sent signals it's bracing for major cuts......

Air Force Will Lose Hundreds of Planes in New Pentagon Plan
By By Spencer Ackerman and Noah Shachtman
Published: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The Air Force is preparing to trim hundreds of aircraft from its aging fleet in order to meet an Obama administration austerity order. The move will strike many Air Force supporters as ironic...

CyberChamps: EG High School student techies compete in national cybersecurity competition
By By Raina LeGarreta - Lifestyle & Arts Editor
Published: Friday, December 23, 2011
Tech-savvy students at Elk Grove High School joined the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National High School Cyber Defense competition on Dec. 17....

Priorities emerge as budget woes intensify
By By Jill Laster - Staff writer, AirForceTimes.com
Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Partnerships with foreign nations and a few key programs will be critical in the coming years as the Air Force faces an increasingly tight budget, one of the service’s top generals said Tuesday...

Air Force on a mission to save money
By The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech
Published: Friday, June 24, 2011
The U.S. Air Force is going after the nation's biggest enemy -- not by building the shiniest weapons that money can buy, but by cutting expenses......

Giants' Brian Wilson makes largest individual donation to Air Force
By By Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
On Memorial Day, Wilson decided to honor Michael Wilson in a more tangible fashion -- by funding the largest scholarship ever given to the Air Force Association...

MLB Pitcher Brian Wilson observed Memorial Day and Father's Day at once Monday
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
Published: Monday, May 30, 2011
Wilson announced the establishment of the Michael Wilson Scholarship to honor his late father and the elder Wilson's commitment to the U.S. Air Force......

Our own stars recognized!
By WTVD-TV/DT Raleigh-Durham, NC
Published: Monday, February 07, 2011
Our Own Lew and Joyce Feuersteins......

Hiroshima Is History: When Is It Time to Move On?
By Andrea Stone, aolnews.com
Published: Friday, August 06, 2010
They say history repeats itself. I'm not so sure, but controversies over the past do keep coming back...

Members of World War II unit honored by association in Fort Lauderdale
By Randy Abraham, Special Correspondent
Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010
Four Broward women who served as noncombat pilots in World War II were recently honored by the Gold Coast Chapter of the Air Force Association at a Fort Lauderdale hotel....

Chief Programmer: Joint Efforts Not Panacea For Budgetary Savings
By Marcus Weisgerber
Published: Friday, July 23, 2010
As the Pentagon's budget begins to flatten, multiservice joint programs could translate into savings in some areas, but are not the be-all...

UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security receives Air Force award
By Christi Fish, utsa.edu
Published: Thursday, July 22, 2010
The UTSA Institute for Cyber Security-Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (ICS-CIAS) was selected to receive the Air Force Association 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for its role in developing Cyber Patriot , the world's largest high school cyber security competition. Established in 1948 to recognize the most outstanding contributions in aerospace education, the Vandenberg award is one of the Air Force Association highest honors......

Officials announce 2010 AFA outstanding Air Force civilians
By Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials announced the winners of the 2010 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian of the Year awards June 29...

Contractor helps groom future cybersecurity specialists
By Aliya Sternstein
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A major Defense Department contractor on Wednesday announced it is sponsoring a nationwide competition with the Air Force Association that is aimed at educating high school students to become information security professionals....

Northrop Grumman Furthers Commitment to Cybersecurity Education - Beginning With High School Students
By WSJ.com
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
RESTON, Va., May 12, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation /quotes/comstock/13*!noc/quotes/nls/noc (NOC 65.75, +0.86, +1.33%) will be the "Presenting Sponsor" of the Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot III, the national high school cyber defense competition designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders...

Elementary students explore Maxwell on Aerospace Adventure Day
By Gene H. Hughes,908th Airlift Wing
Published: Friday, May 07, 2010
About 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Flowers Elementary and the Bear Exploration Center took part in Aerospace Adventures Day April 29...

A-bomb exhibit without Japan's atrocities not balanced: U.S. veteran
By The Mainichi Daily News
Published: Thursday, May 06, 2010
NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- The head of a U.S. veterans group says exhibitions focusing on the damage wrought by the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki alone without touching on Japan's wartime atrocities are unbalanced and undesirable...

America's Quiet Air Force
By Albert Piannal to Times-Dispatch Guest Columnist
Published: Sunday, May 02, 2010
Americans support our military. Every night we see reports of troops killed in battle, attacked by IEDs, or harmed by an unseen enemy...

Volunteers honored by Air Force Association
By Janene Scully - SantaMariaTimes.com
Published: Saturday, April 17, 2010
A master sergeant who volunteered hundreds of hours and a Vandenberg Air Force Base unit that helped raised thousands of dollars for charity were recognized Thursday by the Air Force Association...

Air Force Association helps tell AF story
By Cassandra A. Fortin, Focus - NorthwestMilitary.com
Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
In April 1945, Gen. Henry H. "Hap" Arnold saw a need for an independent civilian organization to argue the case for military preparedness and the importance of airpower...

EADS must prove commitment for tanker extension
By WeWhoServed.com Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
EADS must prove that it is serious about bidding on the Air Force’s $35 billion KC-X competition before the Pentagon grants the European defense giant a “modest extension” to the May 10 deadline for responding to the request for proposals....

US Air Force prefers extending old fighters' life
By Reuters
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday that it hopes to extend the life of its existing fighter planes as needed rather than to buy new older-model fighters that would siphon funding away from Lockheed Martin Corp's (LMT.N) next-generation F-35 fighter....

U.S. Air Force eyes "more modest" new weapons
By Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
U.S. Air Force eyes "more modest" new weapons...

UPDATE 2-US needs to know if EADS serious about tanker bid
By Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz said on Tuesday the Pentagon needs to know if Europe's EADS (EAD.PA) is serious about bidding to build 179 aerial refueling tankers before granting an extension to the May 10 deadline for bids....

Student Cybersecurity Competition Boosts STEM Interest
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections
Published: Monday, March 15, 2010
The largest simultaneous high school cyberdefense competition ever held wrapped up late last month, crowning a champion and sending kids to college who otherwise would not have attended....

General Discusses Air Mobility Objectives
By Ross Lampert, The Sierra Vista Herald
Published: Monday, January 25, 2010
The Air Force auxiliary provides these flights to teachers who become Aerospace Education Members....

Teachers Discover Joy of Flying
By Federal News Radio 1500 AM
Published: Sunday, January 03, 2010
As the year wraps up, we're taking a look at some of the interesting interviews that helped make our coverage what it has been helpful to you, we hope....

Obama Presses Review of Nuclear Strategy
By Bryan Bender, The Boston Globe
Published: Monday, December 28, 2009
Pentagon is rethinking the unthinkable: Making major changes to Cold War arsenal...

Official: Fighters should be used for spying
By John Reed, Air Force Times
Published: Sunday, December 20, 2009
The Air Force’s intelligence chief wants to use the stealthy, sensor-laden F-22 Raptor to collect information because spying isn’t about specific platforms....

Iranian-Backed Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones
By Christarzan, Early Today
Published: Saturday, December 19, 2009
Iraqi militants who are Iranian government slaves are intercepting sensitive video feeds from US predator drones using $26 off-the-shelf software, and the same technique leaves feeds from most military aircraft vulnerable to snooping, according to published reports....

AFOTEC Commander wins Space Trophy
By Kirtland Air Force Base
Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Maj. Gen. Stephen Sargeant, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, is the recipient of the 2009 Gen. Thomas D. White U.S. Air Force Space Trophy....

ROTC teens win in war against cyberterrorism
By Deseret News
Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Stern-faced and imposing in an Air Force Junior ROTC uniform, 17-year-old Jorge Lerma stares down his adversary......

ROTC teens win in war against cyberterrorism
By Salt Lake City Headline News
Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Stern-faced and imposing in an Air Force Junior ROTC uniform, 17-year-old Jorge Lerma stares down his adversary......

War jet graces Holiday Park once again
By Ken Kaye, South Florida - MiamiHerald.com
Published: Monday, November 09, 2009
For decades, the vintage fighter jet had been a familiar sight at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale -- until Hurricane Wilma all but destroyed it in 2005....

US Cyber Challenge Training Hackers to Fight Criminals and Spies
By Meredith Hegg, VOANews.com
Published: Friday, August 14, 2009
Computer security engineer Alan Paller recalls how the Soviet Union's 1957 launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, spurred the U.S. government to accelerate its lagging space technology program...

Bill Would Boost Careers In Policing Cybersphere
By Kevin Robillard, CQ Staff
Published: Sunday, August 02, 2009
Some high school-age students attend summer camp to learn how to survive in the woods. Soon enough, some will be going to learn how to become cybercops...

Saxton Teacher Awarded AFA AE Grant
By Joan Soldano, Patchogue Patch
Published: April 22, 2013
Mrs. Joan Soldano, sixth grade teacher at Saxton Middle School, was recently awarded the Air Force Association's Spring 2013 Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant.

GES students enjoyed Veteran’s Day presentation
By Kylene Smith, Roanoke Times
Published: November 21, 2012
Greenfield Elementary students in Kindergarten, First, and Fourth grades enjoyed the Veteran’s Day presentation given by retired Air Force Brigadier General Scott Van Cleef on November 12...

County Schools Expand Online Presence
By Gwen Sadler, Chesterfield Observer
Published: July 29, 2009
Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) has launched a redesigned Web site and established a presence on Facebook and Twitter. CCPS is the only school system in Central Virginia with an active Twitter account, and one of only four Virginia school systems that can "Tweet."...

Bennett Receives Air Force Association's Distinguished American Award
UtahPolicy.com
Published: July 26, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Nation's Capital Chapter of the Air Force Association presented Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah) with the Distinguished American Award at its annual dinner this week...

33rd Rescue Squadron wins 2009 Verne Orr Award
AirForceDad.com
Published: July 22, 2009
The 33rd Rescue Squadron here was named the 2009 Verne Orr Award winner recently...

Air Force Association chapter: Education is the foundation of organization’s mission
By Jeff Mullin, Senior Writer - Enid News & Eagle - Enid, OK
Published: July 18, 2009
Dan Ohnesorge, director of Enid Woodring Regional Airport, once followed in his father’s footsteps — sort of...

AFA traces roots to famous aviators
By Jeff Mullin, Senior Writer - Enid News & Eagle - Enid, OK
Published: July 18, 2009
Writer Air Force Association traces its roots to some of the forefathers of the modern Air Force. By the end of World War I...

Volunteers earn well-deserved recognition
Thumbs Up - Enid News & Eagle - Enid, OK
Published: July 18, 2009
Since 1946, a non-profit organization has advocated for American air power and a strong national defense. The Air Force Association, established Feb...

Educator wins national award
Austin named National Aerospace Teacher of the Year

By Jason Wermers - local news - TheItem.com
Published: July 14, 2009
A Pocalla Springs Elementary School instructor has received national recognition for the way he teaches science....

Top general warns against ending F-22 fighter
By Jim Wolf -- Washington (Reuters)
A top Air Force general, swerving from the Pentagon leadership, said ending production of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-22 Raptor fighter jet, as proposed by President Barack Obama, would put current U.S. military strategy at high risk...

With Obama Weapons Cuts Come Risks to U.S
by Rowan Scarborough -- HumanEvents.com
Published: May 20, 2009
President Obama's first defense budget increases risks in future wars by scaling back weapon systems designed to dominate the battlefield and protect the homeland, say military experts...

Air Force Association recognizes math and science excellence
By Sabrina Carl, News-Sun - Sebring,FL,USA
Published: May 12, 2009
... and teachers were recently recognized by The Florida Highlands 173 Chapter of the Air Force Association and The School Board of Highlands County...

NASA Advisory Council members share a connection with community
By The Enid News and Eagle
Published: May 2, 2009
Through his travels and participation in the aerospace industry, Enid native Owen K. Garriott has had the opportunity to visit with many other officials, and he reports he often finds many in the field have ties to Enid.

Achievers: Retired fighter pilot gains honorary presidency of youth group
By The Daily Courier
Published: Apr 26, 2009
Thomas Rowney, 73, distinguished himself during a 22-year career with the U.S. Air Force, and recalls it fondly.

AMC, AFA host AMC Industry Days at Scott AFB
By Headquarters AMC Public Affairs
Published: Apr 21, 2009
The Air Force Association and Air Mobility Command are hosting AMC Industry Days 2009 at Scott AFB June 30 - July 1. The objective of the event is to discuss AMC's current and long-range research, development, test and evaluation needs in a symposium-like atmosphere.

Air Force Association | KXNet.com North Dakota News
By KXMCTV Minot
Published: Apr 18, 2009
Because we live next to a military base, we know that the impact of Minot Air Force Base is huge, both to our local economy and in the nation's defense.

Air Force Assoc. honors those who serve
By KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul
Published: Apr 18, 2009
Minnesotans who serve and those still training to serve our country were honored Saturday night.

General named for top Global Strike Command position
By John Andrew Prime, ShreveportTimes.com | The Times
Published: Apr 16, 2009
Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, now a high official in the Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., has been named to head the new Global Strike Command that will be in operation at Barksdale Air Force Base by the end of the year.

Gates Takes His Case for Military Budget on the Road
By Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times
Published: Apr 16, 2009
CARLISLE, Pa. — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates took his campaign for the Pentagon’s budget to one of the nation’s premier military institutions on Thursday as he pressed his argument for shifting billions of dollars from future Army weapons programs to the more immediate needs of the country’s two wars.

THE MILITARY: Air trained, ground tested
By Megan McCloskey, Las Vegas Sun
Published: Apr 16, 2009
With his Humvee on fire after being ambushed by insurgents, injured Airman 1st Class Antonio Antunez pushed the squad’s translator out a door, escaped through the turret and then, under fire and the only one with a weapon, led his team to safety.

Beavan Named Air Force Association Teacher of Year
Southern Maryland Headline News
Published: April 15, 2009
Ms. Bonnie Beavan, a Spring Ridge Middle School mathematics teacher, was recently named Teacher of the Year by the Thomas W. Anthony Chapter of the Maryland State Air Force Association (AFA).

Air Force Officials Agree on Obama Cutback
By Christopher Drew, The New York Times
Published: Apr 13, 2009
Top Air Force officials said Monday that they supported the Obama administration’s decision to buy only four more of the advanced F-22 fighter jets, making it less likely that Congress will insist on extending its production.

Continued mission theme of AFA meeting
By Brian Livingston, The Meridian Star
Published: April 9, 2009
One of the main reasons for supporters of the Air Force Association to come together this week at Northwood County Club was to honor airmen of the 186th Air Refueling Wing.

Gates’s Cuts to an Array of Weapons Bring a Fight
By Elisabeth Bumiller and Chritopher Drew, The New York Times
Published: April 7, 2009
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and advocates for the armed services pushed back on Tuesday against Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’s plans to pare billions of dollars from a variety of Pentagon weapons systems, but others said that the cuts were prudent and that fights over them would be limited to several leading programs.

Pentagon budget for 2010 trimmed
Source: Reuters
Published: 1:03PM Tuesday April 07, 2009
The United States would trim missile-defence spending, cancel multibillion-dollar weapons programs but buy more arms for fighting insurgents in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, under a 2010 budget plan.

U.S. Rep Harper Meets with AFA Chapter in Eastern Mississippi
from staff reports, The Meridian Star
Published: April 04, 2009 11:16 pm
Congressman Harper assisted in honoring the Outstanding Airman of the Year, along with other groups from the 186th Wing.

Weakening Federal Support for Programs Could Sink Jobs
By Kevin Robinson-Avila, New Mexico Business Weekly
Apr 3, 2009 14:12 | Updated Apr 3, 2009 14:12
Wavering federal support for some big-ticket military programs could mean the loss of hundreds of jobs and funding for businesses.

Southwest Asia power shift
By Hugh Lessig, Daily Press.com
Apr 2, 2009 17:59 | Updated Apr 3, 2009 12:15
At AFA’s Orlando Symposium, top officers sketched out a future of heavy Air Force operations.

Experts Predict Major Cutbacks on Acquisition
By Bruce Rolfsen , Air Force Times
Mar 19, 2009 17:59 | Updated Mar 25, 2009 16:15
Debates on how many fighters and bombers the Air Force needs could be moot as President Barack Obama’s administration and Congress focus on the nation’s financial woes and look to defense acquisition programs as a place to save money.

Analysis: US deployment of F-22 may give Iran nuclear diplomacy more time
By Thomas Crimmins, The Jerusalem Post
Mar 18, 2009 17:59 | Updated Mar 18, 2009 20:52
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its most recent report on Iran's nuclear activities, indicating that the Islamic Republic may have produced enough low-enriched uranium for its first nuclear weapon (if further enriched), on February 19.

WINEP Says F-22 Deployment Could Facilitate War With Iran
Published: Mar 13, 2009
A report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said that if talks fail to persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear program, forward deployment of the F-22 could neutralize the threat.

Air Force tankers may be example of high cost of doing nothing
Federal News Radio
Published: March 13, 2009
In a battle between Boeing and a team of Northrop Grumman, there are potentially billions of dollars at stake in replacing an aging fleet of Air Force tankers.

Obama May Opt to Delay KC-X Decision Until 2014
Aero-News Network
Published: March 10, 2009
Congressional Quarterly reports the White House may tell the Pentagon to scrap all plans for a new long-range bomber... and, to push off a decision on the KC-X aerial refueling tanker program by five years.

Ceremony at Quonset honors 7 Tuskegee Airmen
The Providence Journal
Published: March 10, 2009
Even now, they proudly identify themselves as Tuskegee Airmen, part of a historic cadre of black aviators, pilots and support crew who helped prove to a skeptical nation during World War II that “black men can fly” and carry the fight to the enemy with impressive results.

JTAC to get Air Force Cross
By Bruce Rolfsen - Staff writer, Air Force Times
Published: Mar 2, 2009
A combat controller is set to receive the Air Force Cross, the service’s second highest medal for valor, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz announced Thursday at the Air Force Association’s winter conference.

Air Force Association Awards AETC Aerospace Units
US Fed News Service, Including US State News
Published: Feb 17, 2009
Randolph AFB, Texas, Feb. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news release:

Air Education and Training Command officials recently announced its winners for the 2009 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards, recognizing civilians, units or groups of individuals for outstanding contributions to national defense in science, engineering, arts, education, training and overall performance.