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    Air Force Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General David Goldfein testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Air Force chief of the staff. 

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    Newsmakers with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about the Air Force and wider military issues. Topics included Congress’s defense policy debates, actions by China and the U.S. in…

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    Norton Air Force Base

    Bob Edwards talked about the history of Norton Air Force Base, a logistics depot for the U.S. military from 1950 to 1994. Until its closure, as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James introduced General David Goldfein, who was nominated to be Air Force chief of staff.

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    Investigation of U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital

    General Joseph Votel briefed reporters and responded to questions on an investigation into the October 3, 2015, U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz,…

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    Air Force Operations

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh talked about the future of their military branch with reporters, and answered their questions on a…

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    Defense Department Briefing on Air Force Operations

    Lieutenant General Charles Brown, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, briefed reporters at the Pentagon via satellite from Al Udeid, Qatar, on airstrikes against ISIS targets.

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    Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the service’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. In opening remarks, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    Major General James Martin and other officials briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Air Force’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Major General Martin fainted…

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    Vietnam Air War Symposium, Part 2

    Three Vietnam air war veterans talked about their time in Vietnam and gave their perspectives on Professor Mark Clodfelter’s book, The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of…

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    Disappearance of World War II Bomber Crew

    Journalist and author Gregg Jones discusses the mystery behind the 1943 disappearance of a B-24 Liberator bomber, named “Jerk’s Natural,” over Austria during World War…

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    American Bombing of North Vietnam

    Retired Air Force officer and National War College professor Mark Clodfelter talks about his book The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North Vietnam. In his book, Professor…

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    Air Force Issues

    Deborah Lee James spoke about issues facing the Air Force. Topics included the Air Force’s use of airstrikes to destroy ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria, budget cuts, and efforts…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. F-35 Joint Program Executive Director Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan and F-35 Integration…

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    Defense Department Briefing on the State of Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh spoke to reporters and answered question on the state of the Air Force. They also detailed…

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    World War II Allied Air War

    Professor Don Miller talked about the air war during World War II. He spoke about what daily life was like for U.S. and British airmen in World War II, the roles of each member of a…

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    Allied Strategy in the Pacific

    James Perry spoke about diplomatic relations among the Allies during World War II, and their influence on military strategies in the Pacific. “American Strategy and the Asia-Pacific…

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    Birth of the B-29

    This 1945 War Department film documents the design, testing, and production of the B-29 “superfortress” bomber which was used in the air campaign against Japan in World War II…

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    World War II Allied Bombing Campaign

    U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Colonel Mark Wells talks about the role of bombers and fighter planes in the Allied strategy during World War II. He also described the…

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    Air Operations Against Terrorists

    Lieutenant General John Hesterman briefed reporters in the Pentagon by telephone from the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia about coalition air operations against…

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