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event invitation: Timothy Sakulich and Brig. Gen. John Andrus

Dinner Discussion with Leaders of the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

BENS Chicago hosts a small dinner discussion with U.S. Air Force guests, Mr. Timothy Sakulich, USAF Research Lab Executive Director, and Brigadier General (Dr.) John Andrus, USAF, 711 Human Performance…

WasPost US Calls For End To Destructive Satellite Tests In Space

US Calls for an End to Destructive Satellite Tests in Space

The United States will no longer conduct destructive tests of satellites, Vice President Harris announced Monday, and called on other nations to agree to a set of rules governing responsible…

DefenseNews Post Afghanistan USAF Changes Jolly Green II Helicopter Purchase Plans

Post-Afghanistan, US Air Force Changes Jolly Green II Helicopter Purchase Plans

The U.S. Air Force wants to cut the total number of new combat rescue helicopters it plans to buy by one-third, a sign of how it is adjusting to a post-Afghanistan threat…

ForeignPolicy News Senate Dems Break Biden Nominee Deadlock

Senate Dems Break Biden Nominee Deadlock

Former Obama administration Air Force Secretary Deborah James has been named chairperson of the Defense Business Board, one of the top outside advisory boards to the Pentagon. Other high-profile appointees…

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Deborah Lee James Takes Oath as Defense Business Board Chair

Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force and a previous Wash100 Award winner, took her oath of office as the new chair of the Defense Business Board…

210302-N-YO638-1062 EL CENTRO, Calif. (Mar. 02, 2021) The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds” and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, debut a F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation known as the “Super Delta” during a joint training evolution over Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro.. The formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities held in 2020 and 2021, and serves as a symbol of the teamwork, discipline, and skill of the men and women of our United States military forces deployed around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cody Hendrix)

No Air Force? No Way!

In early 2001, pundits were challenging the continued relevance of ground forces in the 21st century. The incoming Bush Administration was already discussing significant cuts in the size of the Army in an effort described as transformation. The pundits, of course, were proven very wrong just a few months later. ..