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Air Force captain co-founds successful Air Force Gaming initiative

What started as a few Airmen bonding over their love of video games has turned into an Air Force sanctioned program. During a recent industry conference in Chicago, Mimi spoke with one of the founders of Air Force Gaming, Capt. Zach “ZB” Baumann. The initiative started when Baumann reached out to a friend on LinkedIn […]


Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on major priorities, initiatives, challenges

The budget request for the Department of the Air Force, which includes the Space Force, provides for a 12% increase over last year’s request. Mimi Geerges spoke with Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall about his top priorities. Kendall said defining a resilient, effective space order of battle is a very high priority as the joint […]


Air Force working to improve mission capability rates

The Air Force’s mission capability rates of some aircraft have remained in the low 70% range over the last few years. The rates need to be much higher for the United States to counter Russia or China. Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the Air Force, said the service is working to improve the rates […]


US government must “wake up now” to artificial intelligence threat from China, says former Air Force software chief

China has made advancements in hypersonic missiles with nuclear capabilities. The outcomes of the tests raise questions about how far China has modernized its military and if the United States has fallen far behind. Nicolas Chaillan, former chief software officer for the United States Air Force, says the U.S. government is lagging behind the Chinese […]


Air Force renovating office space for hybrid work environment initiative

The Air Force’s Installation and Mission Support Center has an initiative called the Office of the Future. Its goal is to combine the benefits of telework with the benefits of collaboration. Col. Kevin Mantovani (USAF), vice commander of the Installation & Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, said his team redesigned […]


Space Force must build culture of risk tolerance to support acquisition, former Air Force secretary says

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall plans to move the Space Acquisition Directorate into the Space Acquisition and Integration Office. That merger, effective immediately, could accelerate the pace of fielding new capabilities. Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the Air Force, said the merger is “a good move” and that the Space Force should also focus […]

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