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AFGSC brings Project Tuskegee, B-1B Lancer to Maxwell AFB > United States Space Force > News
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AFGSC brings Project Tuskegee, B-1B Lancer to Maxwell AFB > United States Space Force > News

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- Maxwell Air Force Base hosted an Air Force Global Strike Command Project Tuskegee event May 12, with more than 200 students from the local area touring a B-1B Lancer and interacting with the crew.Project Tuskegee was created by Gen. Anthony Cotton, AFGSC commander and former Air University commander. The project is a partnership with Tuskegee University where Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps are exposed to opportunities available as an AFGSC “Striker.”The opportunity presented Air Force Junior ROTC cadets and STEM students from local and regional schools with an up close and personal look at the B-1B, allowing them to climb into the cockpit to see what it looks like. It also allowed them to speak with the crew and learn more a...
DAF leaders testify before Senate Appropriations Committee > United States Space Force > News
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DAF leaders testify before Senate Appropriations Committee > United States Space Force > News

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Department of the Air Force senior leaders testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense regarding the Fiscal Year 2023 Air and Space Forces budget at the Dirksen Senate Office Building May 17. The $194 billion budget request presented by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., aims to modernize the services to counter strategic competitors around the globe. “Our budget submission provides a balance between the capabilities we need today and investments in the transformation required to address emerging threats,” Kendall said. “Our Fiscal Year ‘23 budget represents a significant early step in the transformatio...
25th SecAF portrait unveiled during ceremony at Pentagon > United States Space Force > News
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25th SecAF portrait unveiled during ceremony at Pentagon > United States Space Force > News

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The official portrait of former Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, who also previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Finland, was unveiled in the Pentagon Auditorium, May 13, during a tribute to the stateswomen who led the Department of the Air Force from 2019 to 2021.Current Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, who hosted the event, touched on Barrett’s legacy of guiding the Department of the Air Force through numerous challenges and achievements.“In addition to starting a whole new service, which is a full-time job by itself, Ambassador Barrett led numerous modernization efforts during her tenure,” Kendall said, who later directly addressed his predecessor. “I hope that you can see how your work increased the capabilities of t...
The ever-evolving digital war fighter > United States Space Force > News
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The ever-evolving digital war fighter > United States Space Force > News

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Supra coders are Airmen and Guardians who develop, manage, and design software for the U.S. Space Force.These individuals serve in a variety of specialties. Once they complete the Software Development Immersive (SDI) class, a software development boot camp that teaches full-stack JavaScript development and application deployment, they return to their bases to begin developing applications and solutions.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Urich Garcia, 45th Security Forces Squadron supra coder, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Hardy, 45th SFS supra coder, completed the SDI class December 3, 2021 making them the first supra coders at Patrick SFB and the first supra coders in the security forces career field.“The fact that we have defenders coding De...