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U.S. officials studying force size in Afghanistan, Dunford says

Posted May 13, 2017 by Jim Garamone

No decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters in Israel Tuesday.

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U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre

Posted June 2, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson A B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 1, 2017. Bomber missions in the European theatre enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the Air Force’s always-ready global strike…

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Newest Soldiers bring years of experience to Army

Posted June 21, 2017 by Stephen Standifird

Army photograph by Stephen Standifird Pfc. Michael Williams, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, low crawls under a barbed-wire obstacle at the confidence course as part of a six-week Basic Combat Training cycle for prior-service Soldiers. Williams, who served in the U.S. Navy from 2008 to 2014, is one of 32 prior-service Soldiers conducting…

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101st Airborne soldiers train with Air Force counterparts on lifesaving water training

Posted July 14, 2017 by Army Sgt. Marcus Floyd

Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted Airmen near Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in completing lifesaving overwater training on June 29.

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Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase

Posted August 11, 2017 by by Alana Young

As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently.

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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted September 8, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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Erosion of U.S. military capabilities must be stopped, chairman tells senators

Posted September 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The erosion of American military capabilities is real and must be halted, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Sept.26.

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100th ARW refuels Swiss F-18s

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Justine Rho Three Swiss air force F-18 Hornets fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall, England, after aerial refueling, Oct. 20, 2017. Four F-18s received fuel during a training mission over Germany.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman…

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Jet engine inventor’s son visits AFRL: Father’s legacy continues to thrive

Posted November 17, 2017 by Jim Varhegyi

Air Force photograph by Lisa Donauer Left to right: Charles Stevens, Turbine Engine Division Lead Engineer, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory; Dr. Dale Carson, Technical Adviser Propulsion, Engineering Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Ian Whittle; and Dr. Chuck Cross, Chief of Turbine Engine Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory,…

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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