A Defense Department reprogramming notice states about $400 million from Air Force programs will be shifted to pay for border wall construction, including funds from the Air-Launched Cruise Missile, a removed Space Test Program-4 satellite, Minuteman III upgrades, cost savings from Hellfire missile procurement, and delayed E-3 AWACS upgrades. Air Force and United Launch Alliance photos. Staff graphic by Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory.
Air Force Moving Weapons Testing Program, Jobs to Hill AFBThe Air Force is moving a significant weapons testing program to Hill Air Force Base, which will bring new jobs and according to one federal lawmaker, add to the base’s standing within the Department of Defense.
Standard-ExaminerAir Force Gains Increased Capacity with New Anti-Jamming SatelliteThe Air Force took control of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite on May 3, marking a step forward in the service’s efforts to provide jam-resistant communications for the military.
C4ISRNETDARPA Seeks Proposals for AI-Driven Close-Range Air CombatThe US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals to automate air-to-air combat as part of its Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme.
Air Force TechnologyRolls-Royce Unveils Hybrid Power System for Laser WeaponsRolls-Royce has been quietly developing an integral system required to operate laser weapons on the battlefield for about a decade in its LibertyWorks division, which is the company’s internal advanced technology unit based in Indianapolis.
Defense NewsChanges to Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfers Effective July 2019Effective 7/12/2019, eligibility to transfer benefits will be limited to service members with at least 6 years but not more than 16 years of active duty or selected reserve service, so service members with more than 16 years of service should transfer benefits before 7/12/2019.
USAF releaseOne More Thing …"The Cold Blue"William Wyler, who directed "Ben-Hur" and "The Best Years of Our Lives" among many other classic films, went to Europe in 1943 to document the air war in progress. He flew combat missions with B-17s, and one of his three cinematographers was killed during filming. Incredibly, all the raw color footage Wyler shot for the B-17 Memphis Belle was recently discovered at the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material. See the trailer and screening locations at
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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