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Jun 17, 2024
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — As part of its ongoing modernization efforts, the Department of the Air Force chief information officer, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, is accelerating initiatives to provide Guardians, Airmen, civilian employees, and contractors the ability to responsibly experiment with Generative AI, with adequate safeguards in place.

Jun 12, 2024
Fines for trespassing violations at the Santa Rosa Island Closed Test Area increased May 31, 2024. The trespassing fine is a minimum of $250 for a first-time offense. The previous fine was $65.

Jun 5, 2024
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) —  Air Force Reservists in space-related career fields interested in volunteering for the U.S. Space Force in a fulltime capacity can expect the application window to open June 1–Nov. 30, 2024.

This transfer option is part of the Space Force Personnel Management Act (PMA), approved by Congress and signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act.


May 30, 2024
Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi — Hurricane season starts June 1 and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s role in collecting weather data is key for forecasts.

To enhance their communication capabilities, the United States Air Force Reserve completed the successful temporary installation and test of a third Very High Frequency, or VHF, antenna in a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft May 1.


May 29, 2024
Eglin Air Force Base received the honor of Military Conservation Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service May 15 at a ceremony held at the Air Force Armament Museum.

May 21, 2024
The 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron celebrated National Transportation Week May 6-10.

“Our National Transportation Week events honor those who have paved the way in our transportation industry and symbolize our continuation of their legacy,” said 1st. Lt. Micah Harkin, project officer. “We vow to continue the evolution of transportation and logistics.”


May 20, 2024
Eglin Air Force Base — An unmanned aerial system software company and AFWERX contract awardee, Sky Pad, provided a demonstration to Eglin military and civilians May 1 near Fort Walton Beach.

May 16, 2024
Eglin Air Force Base — In an open area of the Eglin range known as B-70, a group of Air Force field grade officers and black-shirted innovators huddled together above an eight-pound model aircraft as they raced against their deadline to build it.

May 15, 2024
Eglin Air Force Base — Dressed in the bright whites, deep blues and dense blacks of their service uniforms, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Soldiers returned this year to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren May 4.

May 8, 2024
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — After a quick taxi out to Duke Field’s runway, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Geraghty spun up the 21-foot, electric aircraft’s 80-horsepower engine and zoomed forward.  The Pipistrel Velis Electro quietly lifted off heading north as the sun dipped in the west around dusk April 22.
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