- US Air Force
Here’s a brief look at some of the events as they unfold.
B-21 is getting a name
- Thomson Reuters
Officials will reveal the name of the newest B-21 stealth bomber known as the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B).
The Air Force is slated to buy 100 new bombers from Northrop Grumman, the same manufacturer of the iconic B-2 Spirit.
Earlier this year, the Air Force accepted more than 4,600 entries during a naming contest for the next-generation aircraft.
Here comes the Air Force chief …
The Air Force’s new top officer will make his debut at the annual conference.
Gen. David Goldfein, who became the service’s top officer in July, is a seasoned command pilot with with more than 4,200 flying hours in the T-37, T-38, F-16C/D, F-117A, MQ-9 and MC-12W.
Goldfein has flown combat missions in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Allied Force and Enduring Freedom.
A few new assignments
Lt. Gen. James Holmes, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirement, will be the next Air Combat Command commander.
Lt. Gen. John Raymond, deputy chief of staff for operations, will head Air Force Space Command.
Meanwhile the current commander of Air Force Space Command Gen. John Hyten, will take over as head of US Strategic Command.
On Wednesday, the last day of the AFA conference, a few generals in new positions will participate in a senior leader panel on today’s Air Force.