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Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3 for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 1, 2017 by tomlear

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017…

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Airman brings Reaper, ISR capabilities closer together

Posted November 29, 2017 by Lori A. Bultman

Among the exceptional Airmen of the 25th Air Force are many inspirational leaders, motivators and innovators. Staff Sgt. Nick, 526th Intelligence Squadron (Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.) noncommissioned officer in charge of Distributed Mission Site Flight Operations, is one of those unique Airmen. Through his observations and insight, Nick drew upon expert knowledge and past…

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CH-53K demonstrates dual hook jettison for first time

Posted December 29, 2017 by

Sikorsky photograph For the first time, a CH-53K King Stallion performed a dual point external load and successfully demonstrated the auto-jettison capability of the aircraft, using a 5,000-pound load. The test took place Dec. 5 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Currently, there are four Engineering Development and Manufacturing…

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CSAF highlights strength of partnerships at Singapore International Airshow 18

Posted February 7, 2018 by

Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, spoke of the strength of regional partnerships at the opening day of the Singapore International Airshow at the Changi Exhibition Centre Feb. 6, 2018.

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Army, Marine Corps begin testing new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Posted March 9, 2018 by Sherman Jennings

Marines and Soldiers have started testing the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in eastern California's Mojave Desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

Posted April 6, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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Around the Air Force: April 25

Posted April 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein speaks to Airmen at the 34th Space Symposium, the Alpha Warrior Tour kicks off, and Schriever Air Force Base is the preferred location for the Joint Force Space Component staff move.

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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave

Posted May 30, 2018 by Charles Haymond

Courtesy photograph Royal Air Force Master Aircrew Keith Wing, 56 Squadron Rivet Joint specialist, clears snow from the grave of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt February 2018, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Neb. Wing prompted the process of having the gravestone raised to make the full inscription legible. The recent restoration of 1st Lt….

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