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Company Overview of United States Air Force

Company Overview

United States Air Force provides air defense and security services. The organization owns and operates stealth, fighter, and military aircrafts. Additionally, it provides military and healthcare training services. United States Air Force was established in 1947 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

1040 Air Force Pentagon

Washington, DC 20330-1040

United States

Founded in 1947

Key Executives for United States Air Force

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Financial Management and Comptroller
Chief Master Sergeant
Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer
General Counsel
Director of Communication
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

United States Air Force Key Developments

The U.S. Air Force Unveils the Nellis Solar Array II

The U.S. Air Force unveiled the Nellis Solar Array II during a dedication ceremony here Feb. 16, 2016 which combined with Solar Array I makes the installation's photovoltaic field the largest in the Department of Defense. The energy generated between the two is enough to power approximately 9,000 southern Nevada homes as well as approximately 42% of the kilowatts per hour needed to power the installation. The new array is connected to a new substation provided by NV Energy on Nellis Air Force Base. This will allow the installation's energy vulnerability to be reduced by providing a mission-critical redundant power source.

U.S. Air Force Appoints Marvin Young to the Scientific Advisory Board

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced that Vice President of Engineering, Marvin Young has been sworn in as a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Young joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in 1985 and has held the position of vice president of Engineering at Aerojet Rocketdyne since 1998. Throughout his tenure with the company, he has overseen the development of rocket propulsion systems that are used by the U.S. Air Force and other government agencies for defense and aerospace applications.

The U.S. Air Force Plans to Cut Nearly 3,500 Staff Jobs in the Washington Area

The U.S. Air Force announced that it will reduce staffing levels by at least 20%, eliminating 3,459 positions, including more than 500 jobs in the Washington area. The cuts are in response to the Department of Defense directive to reduce costs. The staffing reductions will save $1.6 billion over the next five years. The Air Force will offer a voluntary early retirement program and voluntary separation incentive plan first. If it doesn't meet its staff reduction goal, it will implement involuntary measures. The Air Force lists 522 staffing jobs targeted for elimination in the National Capital Region. It also lists cuts in Virginia at Joint Base Langley-Eustis near Newport News, where 742 headquarters staff jobs will be eliminated.

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