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B-2s conduct hot-pit refueling at Wake Island

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla Crew chiefs and a fuel distribution operator deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct hot-pit refueling on a B-2 Spirit at Wake Island Airfield Sept. 14, 2018. Hot-pit refueling is a technique where an aircraft lands and is refueled without shutting down its engines. These missions…

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The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17. “The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is…

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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

Posted September 14, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Yesterday’s Air Force

Posted September 14, 2018 by

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has been coordinating inland search and rescue missions in the United States since its creation. Today, the AFRCC works with local and federal search and rescue assets and is credited with saving more than 17,000 lives.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

Posted September 14, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flies missions into Hurricane Florence, Carpathian Summer 2018 comes to a close, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base welcomes runners to the 22nd Air Force Marathon.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Hurricane Hunters

Posted September 12, 2018 by

What started as a dare more than 70 years ago turned into the way we predict hurricanes today. Find out how the Air Force got started in a critical mission that saves lives by flying through hurricanes.

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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Army improving integrated training environment for aviators

Posted September 10, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

For the past 15 years, the Army has focused on counterinsurgency operations while potential enemies were quietly making improvements to integrated air defense, electronic warfare, cyber, and space capabilities.

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Meet Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot

Posted September 7, 2018 by Bryan Magaña

Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience.

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Phase I complete for Navy’s range support aircraft replacement

Posted September 7, 2018 by

The Tactical Airlift Program Office Commercial Modifications and Range Support Team accepted delivery of their newest commercial-derivative aircraft platform July 30. The Gulfstream G550, with structural modifications, was further modified to house specialized telemetry equipment, unique to the Navy’s application.

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