Outgoing Pacific Air Forces chief has seen major changes in how China uses airpower

As Gen. Charles Brown, commander of Pacific Air Forces, prepares to leave the Pacific theater for the service’s top job next month, he takes with him a firsthand sense of China’s military ambitions in the region. “I’m concerned by increasingly opportunistic activity by [China] to coerce its neighbors and press its unlawful maritime claims while […]

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Air Force chooses first woman to serve as top enlisted leader: ‘The history of the moment isn’t lost on me’

The U.S. Air Force has made history twice this month with its latest appointees. The Air Force on Friday selected Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass to be its next chief master sergeant, the first woman to serve as its top enlisted leader. Bass, whose mother is Korean, is also the first Asian-American to hold the position, […]

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Trump nominee, chemical lobbyist, grilled over pushing to relax restrictions on toxic chemicals at AFB

Democratic senators on Tuesday grilled a Trump administration nominee about her role in blocking and weakening regulations on toxic chemicals, including compounds known as PFAS that have contaminated water supplies around Fairchild Air Force Base. The hearing came on the heels of a federal study that found PFAS blood concentrations far exceeding national averages among […]

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