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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts first Royal Canadian Air Force plane

Posted June 8, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J tactical airlift aircraft sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility undergoing electronic warfare testing. Canada purchased 17 CC-130Js with the last one delivered in 2012. The RCAF CC-130J fleet is currently going through a Block 7 upgrade to the aircraft avionics For the first…

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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

Posted June 8, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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Wheels up: Hill shop improves F-35 tire change process

Posted June 8, 2016 by Todd Cromar

Air Force photograph by Todd Cromar TSgt. James Speicher, right, an air reserve technician with the 419th Maintenance Squadron, rolls an F-35 Lightning II wheel into a tire changing machine May 20, 2016, while Senior Airman Joseph Sprowls, of the 388th Maintenance Squadron, looks on in the wheel and tire shop at Hill Air Force…

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US military showcases aircraft at Berlin air show

Posted June 8, 2016 by SSgt. Emerson Nuñez

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Emerson Nuñez A C-17 Globemaster III, dubbed “The Spirit of Berlin,” assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., is parked as a static display at the Berlin air and trade show in Germany on June 3, 2016. The Spirit of Berlin was dedicated by former U.S….

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Around the Air Force: June 8

Posted June 8, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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NRL seawater carbon capture process receives U.S. patent

Posted June 8, 2016 by Daniel Parry

The Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, provides the Navy the capability to produce raw materials necessary to develop synthetic fuel stock at sea or in remote locations.

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Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations

Posted June 6, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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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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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jeremy McGuffin
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New C-130J contract to save DOD millions

Posted June 6, 2016 by Brian Brackens

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Mobility Directorate signed a multiyear contract with Lockheed Martin to procure 78 C-130J Super Hercules with the option to buy up to 83 over the next five years.

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U.S., U.K. forces join Canada Army’s largest military exercise

Posted June 6, 2016 by Sgt. William Parsons

It is one of the few hours of darkness in Alberta, leaving the big grey brute in the sky without a shadow to cast. The C-130's four turboprop engines cut through the clouds.

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