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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Three QF-16s descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.

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Next gen jammer Increment 1 on track

Posted May 19, 2017 by

The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in late April. During CDR, it was determined that the design and development are on track to meet crucial warfighter…

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Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17

Posted May 19, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot prepares to take off during exercise Northern Edge 17 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 11, 2017. The joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed-wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines…

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Air Force to Release F-35 Weight Restrictions

Posted May 17, 2017 by

Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A.

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Bombers bring the Hammer

Posted May 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel

Two B-1Bs from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., deployed 30 inert precision-guided bombs, cluster bomb units, and decoys during a weapons system evaluation May 8 to 11 at the Utah Test and Training Range, Nev.

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Around the Air Force: May 16

Posted May 17, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson is sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Airmen are being encouraged to share their ideas for revitalizing squadrons, and Air University has cancelled Squadron Officer School Class 17G.

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Military units: How each service is organized

Posted May 17, 2017 by Katie Lange

If you’re in the military, it’s a pretty safe bet that you know how your service branch is organized. But each service is different, and if you work in a joint-service atmosphere, it might help you to know each branch’s chain of command. Or you might just be a civilian who wants to know what…

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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

Posted May 15, 2017 by David Vergun

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.

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USS Gabrielle Giffords begins sailaway

Posted May 15, 2017 by

USA Austal photograph Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is heading back to Austal USA after launching from the drydock at BAE Ship Systems. She’s passing Austal’s vessel completion yard where USNS Yuma (EPF 8), future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and future USS Omaha (LCS 12) are docked. The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the…

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Move over, Humvee. Army shows off a new ride

Posted May 15, 2017 by Hugh Lessig

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) was displayed May 2 at Fort Eustis, Va., attracting a stream of curious on-lookers. That's understandable.

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