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Long line at gas station

Posted June 6, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner A KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A from the 461st Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., while a B-2 stealth bomber (bottom) and three F-16s wait their turn in this recently released photo. The planes were on various test missions when they all flocked to the KC-10 to…

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Defense

Carter announces more U.S. support for Afghan forces

Posted June 17, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

U.S. forces in Afghanistan now will be able to boost support for Afghan conventional forces with more firepower and by accompanying and advising them on the ground and in the air, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said June 15 in Brussels. The secretary spoke during a news conference after this week’s NATO defense ministers conference, his…

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AF introduces first fully built HH-60G Ops Loss Replacement helicopter

Posted June 29, 2016 by

The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Ala.

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U.S. Forces display technology, military might at Farnborough

Posted July 18, 2016 by MSgt. Erik Burks

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Eric Burks An F-35B Lightning II and a C-130J Super Hercules participate in an aerial demonstration at the Farnborough International Air Show, July 12, 2016. Held every two years, the air show represents a unique opportunity for the U.S., along with other military allies, to showcase its leadership in aerospace…

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Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted July 29, 2016 by

In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., July 28, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Barnum also served…

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Three-year effort will repair all 147 aging CH-53E helicopters

Posted August 12, 2016 by

U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent years drove the platform’s readiness level to unsustainable depths.

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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted August 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted September 19, 2016 by Mike Martin

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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Defense

Last HC-130 leaves 58th SOW

Posted October 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Bud Cordova The last active-duty aircrew for the HC-130 P/N King poses for a photo at Kirtland before taking off to bring the plane to Patrick Air Reserve Base, Florida. Crew members are, from left, Maj. Christian Walley, Maj. Sean Bell, Lt. Col. Kit Flanders, Master Sgt. Bobby Martinez, Staff Sgt….

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Unmanned, autonomous technologies tested during first unmanned warrior exercise

Posted October 22, 2016 by PO1 GrantAmmon and PO2 Darby Dillion

Luckily, the skies above the island of Benbecula, a remote Scottish outpost in the Outer Hebrides, have been clear and calm so far this October.

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