Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

Politics 05/21/19, 20:51

President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps down at the end ...

Wilson appointed president of University of Texas at El Paso

U.S. 04/02/19, 10:44

The University of Texas System has formally appointed U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.Wilson was named the sole finalist for the position on March 8 and the system Board of Regents officially appointed her Tuesday.The former congresswoman has faced backlash ...

Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief

Politics 03/27/19, 12:09

The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters. "We desperately need the supplemental funding," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, citing hurricane damage to Tyndall Air Force Base ...

Wilson urged to speak with UTEP students before starting job

U.S. 03/19/19, 17:58

El Paso-area lawmakers are urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to reach out to concerned students ahead of the final vote on her nomination as the next president at the University of Texas at El Paso. Wilson announced earlier this month that she was resigning as soon as her new ...

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning

Politics 03/08/19, 12:20

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso. A former U.S. House Republican member from New Mexico and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wilson has headed the Air Force since May 2017, making her President Donald ...

US officials honor UK man who tends memorial of US Airmen

Europe 02/24/19, 09:00

U.S. officials have honored a British man who has for decades tended a memorial for 10 U.S. World War II airmen who sacrificed their lives to save children in Sheffield, England.Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson sent a tweet Saturday thanking Tony Foulds for "remembering and honoring our Airmen." ...

SpaceX launches Air Force’s best GPS yet, ends banner year

U.S. 12/23/18, 10:47

SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built.A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting the satellite into orbit.The satellite was supposed to soar Tuesday but rocket concerns and then weather delayed the flight.Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, ...

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