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Around the Air Force: June 8

Posted June 8, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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NRL seawater carbon capture process receives U.S. patent

Posted June 8, 2016 by Daniel Parry

The Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, provides the Navy the capability to produce raw materials necessary to develop synthetic fuel stock at sea or in remote locations.

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Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations

Posted June 6, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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Long line at gas station

Posted June 6, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner A KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A from the 461st Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., while a B-2 stealth bomber (bottom) and three F-16s wait their turn in this recently released photo. The planes were on various test missions when they all flocked to the KC-10 to…

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jeremy McGuffin
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New C-130J contract to save DOD millions

Posted June 6, 2016 by Brian Brackens

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Mobility Directorate signed a multiyear contract with Lockheed Martin to procure 78 C-130J Super Hercules with the option to buy up to 83 over the next five years.

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U.S., U.K. forces join Canada Army’s largest military exercise

Posted June 6, 2016 by Sgt. William Parsons

It is one of the few hours of darkness in Alberta, leaving the big grey brute in the sky without a shadow to cast. The C-130's four turboprop engines cut through the clouds.

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Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits

Posted June 6, 2016 by Kari Tilton

Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base, Idaho, will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.

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New AF unit activated to better train elite combat Airmen

Posted June 3, 2016 by

For the first time in its history, the Air Force on June 2 activated a unit solely dedicated to train the service’s ground component at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Sahara L. Fales
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Ready to receive: B-52s touch down in England

Posted June 3, 2016 by TSgt. Jarad A. Denton

Air Force photograph by SrA. Sahara L. Fales A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxies down the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, in support of exercises Saber Strike 16 and Baltops 16 on June 2, 2016. The B-52 is capable of carrying up to approximately 70,000 pounds of munitions; which…

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Soldiers, airmen synchronize capabilities

Posted June 3, 2016 by Ismael Ortega

Soldiers and Airmen came together to build confidence and proficiency during Hustler Trough III by engaging targets with integrated and synchronized mortars, artillery, infantry and joint fire.

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