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F-35 Lightning engine undergoes corrosion testing at AEDC

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Corrosion testing of the F135 engine, the afterburning turbofan developed for the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, is being performed in one of the sea level test cells at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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C-17 puts flares to the test over Eglin

Posted March 7, 2016 by SSgt. Naomi Shipley

A 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III aircrew found itself away from the rainy climate of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and into the sunshine at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to participate in an Air Mobility Command flare effectiveness test, that began Feb. 29.

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45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 SES-9

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The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the SES-9 communications satellite March 4 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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DARPA announces VTOL X-plane phase 2 design

Posted March 7, 2016 by

For decades, aircraft designers seeking to improve vertical takeoff and landing capabilities have endured a substantial set of interrelated challenges.

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Brave Rifles execute decisive-action mission at NTC

Posted March 7, 2016 by SSgt. Tomora Clark

"Train as you fight" is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It's a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment's notice, and that's exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center - they trained for an upcoming deployment.

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B-52s join French forces for close air support exercise

Posted March 7, 2016 by SrA. Joseph Raatz

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses joined French aircraft and ground troops from a dozen nations to kick off a close air support exercise in the Mediterranean March 7.

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Australian KC-30A successfully refuels C-17 for first time

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner The first air-to-air refuelling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to a C-17 Globemaster III occurred Feb. 10, 2016, in restricted airspace near Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The first air-to-air refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to…

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Air Force Technology

Posted March 4, 2016 by

DOD photograph by SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work operates a flight simulator during his visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in support of the White House’s Week at the Labs initiative, March 3, 2016. Work also toured the base and spoke to students from the Dayton, Ohio, area during his visit.

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Rangers conduct close air support mission with F-35A

Posted March 4, 2016 by A1C Andrea Posey

Although the U.S. Air Force separated from the U.S. Army, Sept. 18, 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat.

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President presents Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

Posted March 2, 2016 by April Grant

Navy photograph by Oscar Sosa President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. during a ceremony Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the White House. Byers received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a hostage rescue operation in December 2012. On Feb. 29,…

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