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    September 2019
    Vol. 102, No. 09


  • Editorial: Developing Better Airmen

    The Air Force has developed a better way to select officers for promotion, providing more control for Air Force planners and more flexibility for individuals. It’s Step 1 in building better airmen.

  • Q&A: "Halt Force" Readiness

    An exclusive interview with Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF Chief of Staff

  • USAF’s Dogfight Power Curve

    How USAF aims to maintain air superiority in the 2020s.

  • The Air Force Software Revolution

    At bases near and far, Air Force coders are revolutionizing the pace of upgrades and development.

  • Vipers and Reapers in Transylvania

    USAF’s summer deployment in Romania.

  • Maritime Strike

    Airpower can counter naval threats in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Pitsenbarger on the Big Screen

    The movie “The Last Full Measure” documents the long struggle to get A1C William Pitsenbarger recognized with the Medal of Honor.

  • History of Stealth: From Out of the Shadows

    Despite occasional leaks and glimpses, stealth was developed in secrecy along two separate tracks.

  • CyberPatriot National Finals

    24,000 students from across the country competed in the 11th season of CyberPatriot.

  • Namesakes: Leon R. Vance

    The fast burner.

  • Letters

    Do you have a comment about a current article in the magazine? Write to “Letters,” Air Force Mag­a­­­­­zine, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209-1198 or email us at

  • Strategy & Policy

    Boeing won’t bid on a new nuke. Now what?

  • Verbatim

  • Faces of the Force

    Know of someone we should recognize? Send nominees to

  • World

    Air Force suicide ops pause; China-Russia cooperation; MQ-9 “get well” plan status; and more ...

  • 2019 DOD Warrior Games

    AFA’s Wounded Airman Program hosts hospitality suite.

  • Airman for Life

    Visiting Mountain Home AFB; Mount Clemens, Michigan, AFA chapter; Arkansas Teachers of the Year ...

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