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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton Defense

Army testing air defense system integration

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Defense

Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Veterans

Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.


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Headlines – April 27, 2016

Posted  April 27, 2016

News Pentagon to test F-35 against A-10 in ‘common sense’ war scenario showdown – A showdown might soon settle one of the U.S. military’s biggest air power controversies.   McCain to press for disclosure of bomber bid in defense measure – Releasing the contract value would make it “decisively easier” for U.S. adversaries to determine…

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News Briefs – April 27, 2016

Posted  April 27, 2016

Panel confirms first female officer for war fighting command The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of the first female officer to lead one of the military’s warfighting commands. Members of the panel April 26 confirmed Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S. Northern Command. The panel acted on a…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan
Defense

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted  April 27, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxis from the runway onto the flight line after successfully completing a sortie, Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The first F-35s will arrive in Norway in 2017. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy…

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French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

Posted  April 27, 2016

Australia’s largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations. French state-controlled defense contractor DCNS won out over Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build 12 conventional submarines…

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Boeing photograph by Tim Stake
Business

Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

Posted  April 27, 2016

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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