Defense

BACN improves communication for deployed troops

Posted November 28, 2018 by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois

There is an aircraft that is so unique, you can only find it in one place -- not even the pilots who fly the aircraft can touch it until they are deployed to this specific location.

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Defense

QF-16 delivered to hurricane-ravaged Tyndall AFB

Posted November 21, 2018 by Maj. Ashley Conner

Air Force photograph by Capt. David McLellan Boeing delivered a QF-16 to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. on Oct. 24. The QF-16 enables live fire weapons testing during Combat Archer. Combat Archer evaluations are conducted to prepare and evaluate operational fighter squadrons’ readiness for combat operations. The program evaluates all phases of combat operations from…

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Defense

Hill AFB conducts Combat Power exercise

Posted November 21, 2018 by

The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, and launched 35 F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.

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Defense

Hill AFB F-35 drops GBU-49 in combat training

Posted November 19, 2018 by

Air Force photograph A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron drops a GBU-39 bomb from an F-35A Lightning II Nov. 7. 2018. The 34th FS is the first unit to employ the GBU-39 in combat training. The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently returned…

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Defense

B-1 CBM+ goes live!

Posted November 19, 2018 by Brad Biagini

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s B-1 Program Office in coordination with the Product Support Engineering Division and C-5 community, is leading the way as an initial pilot program participant for Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+).

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Defense

USS Sioux City ‘brought to life’ at U.S. Naval Academy

Posted November 19, 2018 by Cmdr. Patrick Evans

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Nov. 17, 2018.

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Defense

Future USS Michael Monsoor, HMS Queen Elizabeth conduct PHOTOEX

Posted November 19, 2018 by Lt. Rob Rienheimer

Navy photograph by PO1 John Philip Wagner Jr. Capt. Scott M. Smith, commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) communicates with the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) via handheld radio during a photo exercise. The future USS Michael Monsoor is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and…

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Defense

AMC commander priorities highlight Airlift Tanker Association Symposium

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, addresses Airmen during the closing address during the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 27, 2018. “You make me excited about our future because you will help define, shape and execute those things that matter to our success as…

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Defense

Capability extension expected to have major impact in hypersonic testing

Posted November 7, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Courtesy photograph The thermodynamic capability of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program CREATE™-AV Kestrel software, which is used to calculate fluid flows via computational fluid dynamics, was extended to the equilibrium air model in the H3 arc-heated facility at Arnold Air Force Base. With this, the impact of heat transfer on test…

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U.S. Air Force announces Hack the Air Force 3.0

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Hack the Air Force 3.0, which stems from the Department of Defense’s “Hack the Pentagon,” allows computer experts to uncover vulnerabilities in Air Force websites, ultimately strengthening the service’s cyber posture. This year’s four-week-long program ends Nov. 22, and will focus on DOD applications that were recently migrated to an Air Force-owned cloud environment.

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