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Air Force releases candidate installations for next F-35A bases

Posted December 9, 2016 by

Air Force officials announced five installations as candidate bases for the next two Air National Guard F-35A locations. The candidate bases include: Dannelly Field Air Guard Station, Montgomery, Ala.; Gowen Field AGS, Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville AGS, Fla., Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Detroit, and Truax AGS, Madison, Wisc. “The Air Force is committed to a…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 23

Posted August 24, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, President Donald Trump posthumously awards Tech. Sgt. John Chapman the Medal of Honor and an Air Force Reservist is nominated for promotion to four-star general.

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Arnold test facility marks 30 years since Initial Operational Capability

Posted October 21, 2015 by Raquel March

The 30th anniversary of the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility achieving initial operational capability was Sept. 30, 2015, with the conclusion of a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine test in the facility's C-1 test cell.

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U.S., U.K. start mine countermeasure exercise in Arabian Gulf

Posted October 21, 2016 by PO2 Tyler Thompson

Navy photograph by PO2 Victoria Kinney U.S. Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) ships USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and USS Dextrous (MCM 13) steam in formation with Royal navy ships RFA Lyme Bay (L 3007), HMS Middleton (M34), HMS Chiddingfold (M37), HMS Penzance (M106) and HMS Bangor (M109) with two MH-53 helicopters from…

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World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

Posted April 4, 2016 by

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East.

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C-5M scoops up in-flight data for NASA

Posted October 15, 2015 by SrA. Charles Rivezzo

Lockheed Martin and base officials recently recorded in-flight noise and vibration data onboard a C-5M Super Galaxy, ensuring the newly upgraded airframe was still compliant with NASA requirements.

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Triton UAS begins operational assessment, prepares for production

Posted November 18, 2015 by

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system began one of the events that will be used to support the program’s Milestone C review and entry into low-rate initial production Nov. 17 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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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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Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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Navy leader says ‘nukes’ essential to US survival

Posted January 8, 2016 by Robert Burns

In his blueprint for a stronger Navy, the sea service’s new top boss, Adm. John M. Richardson, is blunt about what he thinks matters most: nuclear punch. Battling terrorists is today’s problem, but in looking toward a farther horizon, Richardson wants a Navy built to counter unpredictable future threats from other countries such as North…

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