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First U.S. Air Force F-35A takes overseas flight to England

Posted July 6, 2016 by SSgt. Natasha Stannard

The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairfield, England, June 30, 2016. This historic flight, which brought the team to England from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., was a first for not…

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A-10s land on highway in Estonia

Posted August 8, 2016 by SrA. Missy Sterling

Courtesy photograph by Adres Putting Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1, 2016. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it…

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Holloman to transition to AETC

Posted August 8, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Rosine

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aaron Monyoya An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 27. The MQ-9 is involved in remote split-operations which allows Airmen at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.,to fly and train on aircraft shared with Holloman AFB. Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.,…

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F-35B hot loads with AIM-120s

Posted October 4, 2017 by Pfc. Ethan Pumphret

Hot-loading is when an aircraft lands and has ordnance loaded while the engine is still running. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted a hot-load in F-35B Lightning II’s at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. on Sept. 21, 2017.

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AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

Posted September 9, 2016 by

The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. For the first location, the Air Force identified Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Offutt AFB, Neb.; and Shaw AFB, S.C., as candidate bases to potentially host an…

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Posted August 26, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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USS Gabrielle Giffords begins sailaway

Posted May 15, 2017 by

USA Austal photograph Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is heading back to Austal USA after launching from the drydock at BAE Ship Systems. She’s passing Austal’s vessel completion yard where USNS Yuma (EPF 8), future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and future USS Omaha (LCS 12) are docked. The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the…

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F-35 Weapons Load

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Stormy Archer Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an AIM-9X missile on to a F-35As external weapons pylon July 20, 2016 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This milestone was the first time an F-35A at Eglin was loaded with internal and external weapons and will help develop weapon-loading…

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International partnerships flourish on America during DT-III

Posted November 22, 2016 by PO1 Benjamin Wooddy

In 2006, the first F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas. Since that time, the program has exponentially expanded around the globe, creating new partnerships and reaffirming alliances.

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Unmanned resupply vehicle could reduce combat casualties

Posted September 12, 2016 by David McNally

Researchers and engineers showcased a Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, during a recent visit by commanding general of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

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