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Raptor Demo zooms across Canada

Posted August 8, 2018 by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., performed at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21-22.

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Galaxy wraps upgrades to become C-5M Super Galaxy

Posted August 8, 2018 by Jonathan Bell

The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy Transport aircraft took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience which included President Lyndon Johnson. It’s now 50 years later, and the Super Galaxy is still going strong.

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Partners in space, partners in signature: An AEHF tradition

Posted August 8, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Walter Talens Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, signs the thermal space blanket, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., on June 22, 2018. The thermal space blanket will protect sensitive components inside the Advanced Extreme High Frequency (AEHF)-4 satellite from extreme temperature changes during its…

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Holloman to transition to AETC

Posted August 8, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Rosine

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aaron Monyoya An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 27. The MQ-9 is involved in remote split-operations which allows Airmen at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.,to fly and train on aircraft shared with Holloman AFB. Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.,…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 7

Posted August 8, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, eight officers are selected for a three month program where they’ll learn about Air Force technologies, and Air Force moms who are nursing are authorized to wear a breastfeeding t-shirt.

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Air Force releases Light Attack Aircraft draft request for proposal

Posted August 8, 2018 by

The Air Force shared a draft request for proposal for the Light Attack Aircraft with Sierra Nevada/Embraer and Textron Aviation following the conclusion of the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment. This is the first step in working with industry towards the final RFP release that is expected in December 2018. Air Force acquisition…

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New DOD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

Posted August 6, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their “geolocation devices” in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan. This includes physical fitness aids, applications in phones that track locations, and other devices and apps that pinpoint and track the location of individuals. “Effective immediately, Defense Department personnel are…

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Flying training reimagined as first PTN class graduates

Posted August 6, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons

The U.S. Air Force’s pilot training landscape took a significant step forward in reimagining how Airmen learn to fly as 13 students from the first iteration of Pilot Training Next pinned on their silver wings in a ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Austin, Texas.

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Three aircraft carriers to change homeports

Posted August 6, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Arthurgwain L. Marquez The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participates in a group sail during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Hawaii, July 26, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from…

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Burlington (EPF 10) successfully completes acceptance trials

Posted August 6, 2018 by

The Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico.  The ship successfully demonstrated the readiness of its equipment and systems for operations, both dockside and underway, for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.  The ship returned to the Austal…

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