The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. The annual AFA Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition brings together Air Force leadership and industry experts from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. The Technology Exposition also features aerospace exhibitions displaying and demonstrating the latest breakthroughs in air and space technology.
WASHINGTON — Missileers and some enlisted airmen will soon see a boost in their paychecks, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced Monday. Effective October 1, officers manning the nation's launch control centers will receive an additional $300 per month in incentive pay. Airmen in certain enlisted fields throughout the n... more
The head of Air Force nuclear forces on Tuesday said the command has bounced back from last year's scandal that saw nine officers fired and dozens of other missile officers disciplined in connection with cheating on proficiency tests. The Air Force has since responded to the cheating scandal with a string of initiatives to address what serv... more
A room filled with anxious airmen questioned the chief of the Air Force's Enlisted Force Policy Branch at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference over possible problems with the planned changes to the Enlisted Performance Reports and promotion system. Chief Master Sgt. Brandy Petzel outlined the new EPR changes that will roll out... more
The Pentagon on Wednesday called attention to the aging Air Force fleet that will U.S. commanders will depend on to play a dominant role in the air campaigns in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was scheduled to deliver a keynote speech to the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference Wednesday morn... more
The Air Force's top non-commissioned officer on Wednesday sought to assure an enlisted force worried about the service's plans to cuts its end strength and introduce a new performance evaluation and promotions system. "If you look at all the uncertainty that's out there, it's been a challenging year," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James... more