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Air Force regains ability to award tanker contract

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday restored the Air Force’s authority to select the winner of a $35 billion contract for aerial refueling tankers between Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. Last summer, Gates stripped the service’s ability to award a contract in the wake of a Government Accountability Office report that found… Continue Reading Air Force regains ability to award tanker contract

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The U.S. Air Force Academy is renewing its efforts to shape the character of cadets. The plans, which were announced today, include creating a new professor position to lead a new Character & Leadership Development center and add research and assessment to its curriculum. Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould said the intent will be to integrate… Continue Reading Air Force Academy doubling character-shaping efforts

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  Five Air Force leaders were named as 2009 Space and Missle Pioneers during a special ceremony yesterday.   Dr. Benjamin Blasingame, Col. Vernon Hastings, Dr. F. Robert Naka, Col. Bradford Parkinson and Roger Easton were selected for the honor this year.   Blasingame was a pioneer in the development of the Air Force’s early… Continue Reading Five selected this year to be Space and Missile Pioneers

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