Courtney Albon

Courtney Albon is Inside the Air Force's managing editor. She has covered the Air Force since 2012, reporting largely on space programs and fighter aircraft acquisition, development and budget from inside Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and from military installations around the United States. Courtney previously worked as a general assignment reporter at The Ashland Times-Gazette in Ashland, OH, covering education and local government. She graduated from American University in 2008, where she studied journalism and sociology.

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Daily News | October 20, 2017

Raytheon delivered the next-generation GPS ground control segment's Block 0 launch and checkout system to the Air Force late last month, the service confirmed this week.

Daily News | October 20, 2017

A new Air Force charter would seek to apply procurement authorities granted to the Rapid Capabilities Office to other high-priority programs, expanding the service's ability to streamline the acquisition process and field new capabilities more quickly.

The Insider | October 20, 2017

The Air Force now expects to award a contract for its next-generation trainer next spring.

Daily News | October 20, 2017

Air Force Space Command is working to increase the level of intelligence support provided to its space operators by increasing its cadre of intelligence officers, making it easier to access critical information and improving its capacity to process data.

The Insider | October 17, 2017

The Air Force has nominated Maj. Gen. David Thompson to serve as deputy chief of staff for space superiority and to lead its new Space Operations Directorate.

Daily News | October 17, 2017

The Air Force's military deputy for acquisition said today the service may have to request additional funding from Congress to pursue a light-attack combat demonstration, saying he's not sure it is feasible for the service to find the money internally.

The Insider | October 13, 2017

Boeing announced this week that its tanker test team recently refueled a KC-46 tanker from another KC-46 tanker.

Daily News | October 13, 2017

The Air Force is crafting a long-term strategy it hopes will better posture its live and virtual training ranges to prepare airmen for future threats, according to the head of Air Combat Command.

Daily News | October 13, 2017

After rebaselining the second increment of the Joint Space Operations Mission System modernization program last year, the program is making progress toward a full deployment decision in May 2019.

Daily News | October 13, 2017

The Air Force is eyeing a program to develop a common, open-systems simulator architecture to improve the cyber resilience and responsiveness of the systems and to minimize life-cycle costs.

The Insider | October 13, 2017

Air Force Space Command is kicking off the 2017 Schriever Wargame today, focusing on multi-domain command and control, space resiliency and evolving joint and allied partnerships.

The Insider | October 13, 2017

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Daily News | October 12, 2017

The Air Force wants to retrofit its more than 240 C-130J airlifters with a broad slate of upgrades to meet changing military airspace requirements and incorporate mission-specific enhancements and deficiencies corrections identified since the jet was fielded in 2016.

Daily News | October 12, 2017

The Air Force has released a request for proposals for the next phase of its next-generation launch vehicle development program -- continuing its strategy to eliminate its reliance on the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.

The Insider | October 10, 2017

Lockheed Martin announced today the Air Force has deemed the first next-generation GPS satellite "available for launch."

The Insider | October 06, 2017

The Air Force released a request for proposals Thursday night for the next phase of its next-generation launch vehicle development program.

Daily News | October 06, 2017

The Air Force has fully implemented 10 of 42 recommendations made by the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, but the service said in a recent report that "numerous legislative obstacles" are hampering its progress on the remaining proposals.

Daily News | October 06, 2017

The Air Force is extending a contract with Draken International for adversary air services by one year, as it works to solidify near- and long-term plans to meet demand for high-quality pilot aggressor training at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.

The Insider | October 06, 2017

The Air Force Research Laboratory's space vehicle directorate expects to spend about $467 million over the next seven years on space research efforts, according to a recent broad agency announcement.

Daily News | October 05, 2017

The National Space Council is crafting an integrated space strategic framework it expects to be available for review by President Trump within 45 days.

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