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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen Norton Schwartz

A Look at Schwartz's Turbulent Tenure

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Military.com | Jul 25, 2012

Many people inside and outside the Air Force felt the service had lost its way when Gen. Norton Schwartz became its chief of staff in 2008. Airmen had lost track of six nuclear warheads. Top Pentagon leaders accused service officials of focusing more on buying fighter jets built to fight the Soviet Union than the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghani... more

Maintenance NCO Named Times Airman of the Year

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Air Force News | Jul 25, 2012

 WASHINGTON -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presented the 2012 Military Times Airman of the Year award to a digital maintenance supervisor from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 19. Master Sgt. Brandon Lambert, of the 728th Air Control Squadron, was nominated by a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for his... more

Young Pilot Sets Air Force Standard

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Air Force News | Jul 10, 2012

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- When Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said "every Airman is an innovator" he was talking about Airmen like Capt. Kyle Alderman. What was once considered the young pilot's "pet-project" has now become the Air Force standard. Alderman consolidated multiple map displays including killbox keypads, satellite and dr... more

U-2 Pilot Powers Posthumously Awarded Silver Star

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presents Francis Gary Powers’ posthumously awarded Silver Star to Powers’ grandson, Trey Powers, and niece, Lindsey Berry.

Military.com | Jun 15, 2012

Francis Gary Powers, the Air Force pilot captured by the Russians when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Friday at the Pentagon. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presented the medal to Powers' grandson, Trey, who was there with his father, Francis Gary Powers Jr.... more

CSAF: Balance Required to Avoid a Hollow Force

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders.

Air Force News | Jun 12, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., on June 11. Gen. Norton Schwartz said the Air Force must secure the proper balance between three separate but closely related dimensions: readines... more

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