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MQ-1B accident investigation released

Posted June 2, 2017 by

An MQ-1B crashed Jan. 7, 2016 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after an anomaly within the flight computer commanded the aircraft to descend into the ground, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released June 1, 2017. The MQ-1B assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev.,…

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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Posted June 21, 2017 by AP

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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External pylon training increases F-35A weapons payload capability

Posted July 14, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Active duty and Reserve Airmen at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently initiated certification training to load external pylons on F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing.

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Mobility Guardian provides valuable C-130 hot defueling training

Posted August 11, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb Airman 1st Class Tyler Holt, right, and Staff Sgt. George Childres, both 41st Airlift Squadron, loadmasters, walk through the process of hot defueling the C-130J Super Hercules during Exercise Mobility Guardian at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Aug. 3, 2017. Mobility Guardian is offering training in many…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Computers

Posted September 8, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of the Air Force’s use of computers and how they have influenced the Air Force. Computers were originally developed to be problem solvers, but their vulnerabilities soon created a new era of problems, leading to the inception of cyber security and the cyber career field.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 26

Posted September 29, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff talks about the future of the Air Force and Airmen deliver much needed supplies to Mexico.

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HAW C-17 air refueling training

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano A C-17 Globemaster III flies behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 during an aerial-refueling training exercise over Germany, Oct. 19, 2017. The C-17 was operated by the Heavy Airlift Wing, Papa Air Base, Hungary, which is comprised of approximately 145 personnel from 12 nations.   Air…

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LC-130 aircrew completes South Pole mission

Posted November 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt

The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 “Skibird” crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron had bargained for on Nov. 9, 2017.

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Navy completes LRASM milestone test event

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Navy photograph U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer releases the Navy’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile during a test event Dec. 8, 2017, off the coast of California. The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering its new Long Range Anti-Ship Missile after completing another milestone test flight from an Air Force  B-1B Lancer Dec. 8 over Point…

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Air Force, Army Developing Multidomain Doctrine

Posted January 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The Army and the Air Force are working together to flesh out how to fight a multidomain battle, a senior Air Force commander said today during a presentation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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