Frank Kendall became the 26th Secretary of the Department of the Air Force on July 28, 2021. An engineer, lawyer, and West Point graduate, Kendall was the Defense Department undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics from 2012 to 2017. He spoke with Editor in Chief Tobias Naegele and Pentagon Editor Brian Everstine Aug. 6.
Vol. 104, No. 9
The U.S. cannot wait for a crisis moment to address China's pacing threat.
There was an internal DOD struggle over which space capabilities and assets will leave the Army and Navy and become part of Space Force.
Choose Your PT Test
Airmen gained options as the Air Force dropped its one-size-fits-all approach to measuring fitness. Service leaders used the pandemic break to dig into the science of measuring fitness, rolling out a series of changes before testing resumed July 1. More changes are coming soon.
Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win
Introducing unknowns to how adversaries understand U.S. operations can throw a wrench into adversarial decision-making.
Editorial: Out of Afghanistan, Into the Fire
It was airpower that kicked in the door to Afghanistan in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks and it was airpower that closed out the campaign 20 years later these past few weeks.
Heroes and Leaders: Gus Grissom Answered the Call
After two spaceflights, Grissom was at the top of the test pilot pyramid, and the risks grew greater.
SAIC Enterprise IT As-a-Service Works for Airmen and Guardians
The Department of the Air Force is pursuing a future in which it buys all its IT as a service, from cloud computing to networking and from email to the help desk.
Let There Be Light
Will recent cyber attacks and severe weather effects on the energy grid be enough to wake up the Air Force—and the general public?
Strategy & Policy: The Next 10 Countries Combined
“The U.S. already spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.” ... But is the assertion true?
Afghanistan Exit; Force Generation Redo; New PT Uniforms; JADC2 Program Office; and more ...
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AFA Emerging Leaders 2021-2022
The Air Force Association presents its new Emerging Leaders, exceptional individuals who work to support the organization and its members.
A collection of quotes on airpower and national security issues.