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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Posted December 2, 2016 by Keith R. Boydston

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Posted January 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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Poseidon agreement strengthens U.S., U.K. maritime aviation cooperation

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Navy photograph The British Royal Air Force is purchasing nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to be based in RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Pictured here, a P-8A Poseidon aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle, heading to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 20, 2014. The aircraft joined other Poseidon aircraft as part of the War…

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QF-16 takes flight at Holloman

Posted February 15, 2017 by

A QF-16 drone sits on the flightline before its first flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 10, 2017. Lt. Col. Ronald King, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Det. 1 commander, piloted the drone during the first flight since the 82nd ATRS, Det. 1 transitioned from QF-4 Phantoms to QF-16s. The QF-16 serves as…

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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

Posted March 15, 2017 by Paul Davenport

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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Army Corps of Engineers making ‘significant progress’ in cleanups

Posted April 3, 2017 by David Vergun

Army Corps of Engineers photograph U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participate in cleanup of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Painesville site in Ohio. The Army Corps of Engineers has made “significant progress” in the cleanup of chemicals, toxins, radiation and other types of pollution at 5,357 sites across the United States, according to…

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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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