Defense

Air coalition discusses capability, recent strikes

Posted July 14, 2016 by

https://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1607/DOD_103464157/DOD_103464157-1024×576-1769k.mp4 Air Force pilots discuss precision air coalition capability and recent strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists to diminish enemy resources. The 20-nation air component, part of a 66 country Operation Inherent Resolve coalition, demonstrated its precision, capability and commitment to denying the enemy safe haven while degrading ISIL’s ability to…

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U-2 returns to Red Flag

Posted July 25, 2016 by TSgt. Mike Slater

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

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Colombian general acts as CFACC during annual PANAMAX exercise

Posted August 10, 2016 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sergio Andrés Garzón Vélez, Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 16, and his aid Lt. Col. Ricardo, receive an update during a commander’s update briefing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., July 31, 2016. PANAMAX is an annual exercise sponsored by U.S….

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted August 24, 2016 by David Vergun

Air Force photograph by Marleah Miller About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, said Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. Shown here, soldiers in a tactical critical care evacuation team prepare for a patient transfer mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun East, Afghanistan. About 92 percent of soldiers…

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U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability

Posted September 12, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Italian Air Force’s KC-767A refuels a U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F during a test in early September at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. This was one of several tests planned to authorize KC-767A refueling of U.S. Navy fighter aircraft in an operational environment. Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive…

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Navy announces enlisted rating modernization plan

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. “In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not…

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Posted October 19, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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USS America’s familiarization training pays off during F-35B DT-III

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed its fifth day of F-35B Lightning II developmental test (DT-III) with the support of flight deck personnel who received specialized training in Yuma, Ariz., earlier in the month.

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Deployed airmen celebrate Thanksgiving downrange

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Force protection sentries from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron head out to work on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. While many squadrons allowed their members to celebrate Thanksgiving while deployed, the mission did not stop.   Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine…

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Navy partnership hits milestone, 50th P-8A delivered

Posted January 9, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla, Jan. 5.

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