Defense

Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted November 16, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.

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Army to test new armored vehicles as it updates older platforms

Posted December 14, 2016 by David Vergun

Courtesy photograph The first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15, 2016, for testing. The first armored multipurpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15 for testing. The AMPV demonstrator will roll out of the BAE Systems plant in…

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Defense

New year, new Sentry – DRAGON

Posted January 18, 2017 by

The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Jan. 9.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Christopher Milbrodt
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Lightning strikes twice in Florida: Two Air Guard pilots are forging the future of the F-35

Posted February 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Milbrodt

As the skies over Valparaiso, Fla., play host to numerous aircraft from multiple branches of the Department of Defense, pilots from the Florida Air National Guard are training aviators on the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter.

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Alaskan Raptors arrive in Australia for training initiative

Posted February 22, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxies on the runway at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Feb. 13, 2017. Twelve F-22 Raptors and approximately 200 Airmen are at RAAF Base Tindal as part of…

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DOD photograph by PO2 Dominique A. Pineiro
Defense

Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 billion for defense

Posted March 22, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill March 22.

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Defense

Airmen’s Week: Changing the culture of Airmen

Posted April 10, 2017 by Senior Airman Chip Pons

After the completion of Basic Military Training, but before Airmen depart for their various technical training locations, lies a relatively new, yet crucial program geared toward the betterment of the Air Force: Airmen’s Week.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford
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Lightning IIs complete successful European deployment

Posted May 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield

Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe, May 7.

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Future USS Gerald R. Ford underway for acceptance trials

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its second set of sea trials, known as acceptance trials (AT) May 24. Acceptance Trials demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) the ship’s ability to conduct operations at sea and that the ship is constructed in accordance with…

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Tech Report: Flight simulators

Posted June 14, 2017 by

Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a realistic flying experience before getting into the cockpit of a real aircraft.

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