Defense

Avengers assemble

Posted July 14, 2017 by Sgt. Lillian Stephens

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, began participating in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10.

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Wheels up: Hill shop improves F-35 tire change process

Posted June 8, 2016 by Todd Cromar

Air Force photograph by Todd Cromar TSgt. James Speicher, right, an air reserve technician with the 419th Maintenance Squadron, rolls an F-35 Lightning II wheel into a tire changing machine May 20, 2016, while Senior Airman Joseph Sprowls, of the 388th Maintenance Squadron, looks on in the wheel and tire shop at Hill Air Force…

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AFCENT innovation summit fuels thoughtful debate on future Air Force and DOD operations

Posted March 16, 2018 by Capt. AnnMarie Annicelli

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson Maj. Eric Bow, left, 609 Air Operation Center combat plans division Targeting Effects Team chief, briefs Brig. Gen. Bradley Saltzman on the Deliberate Targeting Tool at the Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 9, 2018. The deliberate targeting tool is one of the…

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Bomb building: Creech leadership shadows Ammo Airmen

Posted May 20, 2016 by A1C Kristan Campbell

Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, joined CMSgt. Michael Ditore, 432nd Wg/432nd AEW command chief, for Ditore’s shadow an Airman initiative with the airmen of the 432nd Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight April 27, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

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F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15. “The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Travis AFB named next KC-46A locations

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Air Force officials selected Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., and Travis Air Force Base, Calif., as the preferred locations for the next two active-duty-led KC-46A Pegasus bases. Twenty-four KC-46A aircraft will replace the legacy aircraft currently at each of those bases. “Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst and Travis AFB were chosen as the next…

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Carter announces 2016s top military installations

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced May 10 the 2016 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. This year’s award recipients are:   * U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Ky., commander: Army Col. James R. Salome; * Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., commander: Marine Corps Col. Sekou S. Karega;  * Naval Air Station…

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Posted September 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Megan

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

Posted December 10, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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