US Air Force: New ‘Air Force Review Boards Agency’ website launched

US Air Force: New ‘Air Force Review Boards Agency’ website launched . “The Department of the Air Force debuted a new website for past and present Airmen and Guardians to correct their military records, April 5. Members, and those submitting on their behalf, can submit applications and supporting documents to four boards: The Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records, Air Force Discharge Review Board, Department of Defense Discharge Appeal Review Board and Department of Defense Physical Disability Board of Review.”

FedTech: Air Force, Google Strike Agreement to Modernize Flight Training

FedTech: Air Force, Google Strike Agreement to Modernize Flight Training. “The Air Force has invested in virtual reality platforms in recent years to train pilots, and now is taking another leap forward in how it uses technology to prepare airmen to fly in actual, multimillion-dollar aircraft. In December, the Air Force, along with the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit, announced an agreement with Google Cloud to modernize aspects of flight training via the use of cloud-based tools.”

AI Copilot: Air Force achieves first military flight with artificial intelligence (US Air Force)

US Air Force: AI Copilot: Air Force achieves first military flight with artificial intelligence. “Signaling a major leap forward for national defense in the digital age, the Air Force flew with artificial intelligence as a working aircrew member onboard a military aircraft for the first time Dec. 15. The AI algorithm, known as ARTUµ, flew with the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. ‘Vudu’, on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base.”

TechCrunch: Air Force launches bug bounty program

TechCrunch: Air Force launches bug bounty program. “The Air Force bug bounty will be the first federal government program that invites hackers from outside the United States to participate — the challenge will be open to hackers based in the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as those based in the U.S. Like other federal bug bounties before it, the Air Force program will be administered by HackerOne and will allow military members to participate too (although they’re not allowed to earn rewards).”

Huge Air Force Database Corrupted, Backup Unrecoverable

Update: apparently At least some files have been recovered. And in our “I can’t even wrap my head around this” department, the Air Force’s Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS) going back to 2004 has pretty much been destroyed. “The database of the Air Force’s Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS)—which is used by the Air Force Inspector General’s Office to manage investigations into complaints from whistleblowers of waste, fraud, and abuse; Freedom Of Information Act requests; and congressional inquiries—has become corrupted, rendering over 100,000 case files dating back to 2004 unreadable. And because of the way the database was backed up, an Air Force spokesperson said that neither the service nor Lockheed Martin—the contractor that operates the ATCS system for the Air Force—can recover the data.”

Archive Tells the Story of US Airmen in Norfolk (UK) During WWII

A new online archive tells the story of United States Air Force personnel stationed at Norfolk (UK) in World War II. “Thousands of rare documents have been made available to the public telling the story of US pilots stationed in Norfolk during the Second World War. It features more than 30,000 unique photographs, memoirs and correspondence from the United States Army Air Force Second Air Division.”