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Fifth-generation fighters arrive in Bulgaria

Posted April 28, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson Two Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly in formation during a training sortie over the United Kingdom, April 27, 2017. The F-35As first arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017,…

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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Three QF-16s descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.

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B-52 Stratofortresses execute Saber Strike 17 missions

Posted June 9, 2017 by Senior Airman Curt Beach

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Curt Beach A load crew team from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removes BDU-50s, (inert munitions) general purpose unguided conventional weapons, from a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. B-52s and Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are working side-by-side NATO allies and partners during…

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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted June 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

Posted July 24, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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FRC East inducts first F-35A

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Navy photograph by Chrystal Smith An F-35A Lightning II just in from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., taxis along the flight line at Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., to receive depot- and field-level modifications as a light rain falls Aug. 9, 2017. Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point,…

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

Posted September 15, 2017 by David Vergun

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Pentagon begins another fiscal year under continuing resolution

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff, brief the media at the Pentagon, Oct. 5, 2017. Pentagon officials bemoaned the fact that the Defense Department is starting another fiscal year under a…

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Navy releases collision reprots for Fitzgerald, McCCain

Posted November 1, 2017 by

The Navy released Nov. 1, a report detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan June 17, and the collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21.

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Hurricane Hunters close intense 2017 season

Posted December 1, 2017 by

As massive spirals of lightning, wind and rain, hurricanes are some of the most dangerous and destructive forces in nature. And the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, based at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., fly directly into the center of them. During the 2017 season, which ended Nov. 30, the Hurricane Hunters, officially known as…

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