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Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories

The memo explains the proposed change and directs commanders to solicit and provide feedback from officers to major command commanders by July 31, with “a final recommendation due to the secretary and chief not later than 30 August 2019.”

Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan; she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”

Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.

Around the Air Force: B-52’s in Qatar / F-35 Training / Grand Forks Redesignation

Today’s look around the Air Force a U.S. bomber task force deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, completed its first mission in mid-May, the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida was chosen as a potential new F-35 training squadron, the Air Force is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving eleven F-35 Lightning A-II’s to Nellis AFB, Nevada, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the re-designation of the 319th Air Base Wing at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakot

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