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CH-53K achieves 27,000 pound external lift

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. June 17, 2016. The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.,…

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Scout snipers, Marines with VMM-164 conduct initial fast-rope training

Posted July 14, 2016 by Sgt. Lillian Stephens

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164 “Knightriders” supported initial fast-rope training with scout snipers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.

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AF commanders aim to ensure smooth take-off for F-35A

Posted July 27, 2016 by

Wing commanders from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II units met at Langley Air Force Base, Va., July 20-21, 2016, to discuss integration of the two aircraft. The conference focused on joint training, maintenance techniques, manpower and strategies to develop successful integration the F-35A as a part of the joint team of…

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All global strike bombers deploy to Andersen, maintain stability in PACOM theater

Posted August 12, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Richard Ebensberger A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. The occasion marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bombers were positioned to simultaneously conduct operations…

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B-52 deploys to Europe

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Greg Steele An Air Force Reserve Command B-52H Stratofortress takes on for an evening mission on June 8, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and is at Nellis in support of the 340th Weapons Squadron….

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AFRL discovering what’s “bugging” military aircraft

Posted September 14, 2016 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph Air Force Research Laboratory biological materials and processing research team members perform sample tests of various aircraft locations at the conclusion of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System process. As any aircraft maintainer can attest, corrosion is a major factor affecting the overall health of military aircraft. Anything from changing temperatures to…

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F-35 fires first operational air-to-air missile

Posted October 3, 2016 by Senior Airman Solomon Cook

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 became the first operational F-35 Lightning II squadron to fire an air-to-air missile Sept. 15, during a 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 18

Posted October 21, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the secretary of the Air Force approves incentive pay for assignments to Turkey and the 480th Fighter Squadron is welcomed home.

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Weapons squadrons integrate combat skillsets

Posted October 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Curt Beach

From 28,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, Capt. Lance Adsit and Lt. Col. Erik Johnson, B-52 Stratofortress pilots, looked out their cockpit window to the right and see a fellow bomber aircraft soaring through the clouds; two B-1B Lancers shared the airspace far to the south.

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AF selects Holloman AFB as preferred location for interim F-16 training squadrons

Posted November 18, 2016 by

The Air Force selected Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., as the preferred alternative for the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons created to increase fighter pilot production as the service faces a growing pilot shortage. Holloman AFB was selected as the preferred location because site survey analysis concluded it has the capacity…

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