U.S. Air Force

 

Col. Frank R. Verdugo, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 25, 2021
 

Col. Jonathan C. Rice IV, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 26, 2021
 

Col. Joel W. Safranek, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 16, 2021
 

Col. Randy P. Oakland, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

 

Col. Jeffrey W. Nelson, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 15, 2021
 

Col. Robert A. Masaitis, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 11, 2021
 

Col. Debra A. Lovette, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 10, 2021
 

Col. Otis C. Jones, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. 

 

March 9, 2021
 

Col. Glenn T. Harris, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 9, 2021
 

Col. Steven M. Gorski, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 5, 2021
 

Col. George T. M. Dietrich III, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 5, 2021
 

Col. Melissa S. Cunningham, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

March 4, 2021
 

Col. Joseph L. Campo, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. 

 

March 4, 2021
 

Col. Terrence A. Adams, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. 

 

July 1, 2020
By Shaun Waterman
Lockheed Martin engineers work on the GPS IIR satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed Martin designed and built 21 GPS IIR satellites and subsequently modernized eight of those spacecraft, designated GPS IIR-M, to enhance operations and navigation signal performance.   Courtesy Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Defense Department is increasingly using digital replicas to make predictions about the performance of complex weapons systems such as satellites or jet engines and to train artificial intelligence how to fly high-performance aircraft.

Last year, the U.S. Air Force used this digital twin technology to assess the cyber vulnerabilities of global positioning system (GPS) satellites for the first time. Advocates say the same approach can be used in training artificial intelligence (AI) and can be employed for predictive maintenance to determine when vital parts of an engine might be at risk of failure.

June 5, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
A F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England on May 27 during a large force exercise. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa and airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing conducted the dissimilar air combat training to advance combat readiness and increase tactical proficiency to help strengthen the NATO alliance. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Sparks

The Air Force recently hosted a large exercise in the United Kingdom’s North Sea airspace, the Defense Department reported on June 5. The service’s 48th Fighter Wing held the exercise to continue the advanced training of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO partners given the persistent and growing near-peer threats in the region. 

May 5, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. (S) William D. Betts, USAF, has been assigned as director, Coalition Air Advisory Training Team; director, Air Operations, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve; commander, 321st Expeditionary Wing; and deputy commander, 9th Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Baghdad, Iraq.

April 30, 2020
 

Col. Parker H. Wright, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 30, 2020
 

Col. Dale R. White, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 28, 2020
 

Col. Patrick S. Ryder, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 28, 2020
 

Col. Neil R. Richardson, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 23, 2020
 

Col. Mark B. Pye, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 23, 2020
 

Col. Stephen G. Purdy Jr., USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 21, 2020
 

Col. Brandon D. Parker, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 21, 2020
 

Col. Derek J. O'Malley, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 21, 2020
 

Col. Joshua M. Olson, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 21, 2020
 

Col. Paul D. Moga, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 17, 2020
 

Col. Christopher S. Sage, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 17, 2020
 

Col. Jennifer M. Short, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 17, 2020
 

Col. Michael H. Manion, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 15, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Ernest J. Teichert III, USAF, has been assigned as senior defense official and defense attache-Iraq, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq.

April 15, 2020
 

Col. Leslie A. Maher, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 15, 2020
 

Col. Joseph D. Kunkel, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 9, 2020
 

Col. William H. Kale, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 7, 2020
 

Col. Stacy J. Huser, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 7, 2020
 

Col. Jason T. Hinds, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 2, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Evan C. Dertien, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

March 26, 2020
 

Col. Todd A. Fogle, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 26, 2020
 

Col. John R. Edwards, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 24, 2020
 

Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 24, 2020
 

Col. Michael R. Drowley, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 24, 2020
 

Col. Russell D. Driggers, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 19, 2020
 

Col. Gerald A. Donohue, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 19, 2020
 

Col. Daniel A. DeVoe, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 18, 2020
By Julianne Simpson
In 2018, the Montgomery Chapter recognizes Chief Master Sgt. Tom Gwaltney, USAF (Ret.) (l), for his contributions to the chapter by naming its Young AFCEAN Award in his honor. Then-Chapter President Brian Knott is also pictured. Chief Gwaltney passed away on March 15, 2020. Credit: Montgomery Chapter

Chief Master Sgt. Tom Gwaltney, USAF (Ret.), former AFCEA Mid-South regional vice president, passed away on March 15, 2020.

Chief Gwaltney committed his life to improving the mission and goals of AFCEA International during his more than 30 years of service to the association. He served as Mid-South regional vice president for 14 years, where he advised 67 new presidents.

He also served as the Montgomery Chapter president for three years and chapter education foundation director for 14 years. Chief Gwaltney was recognized in 2018 with the Admiral Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA, which is awarded to a select few for their career service to the association.

March 17, 2020
 

Col. Eric P. DeLange, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 17, 2020
 

Col. Michael E. Conley, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 12, 2020
 

Col. Sean M. Choquette, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 12, 2020
 

Col. Eric A. Carney, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 10, 2020
 

Col. Houston R. Cantwell, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.