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A-10s deploy to Slovakia for cross-border training

Posted July 20, 2016 by

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. William Hopper An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne Air Station, Ind., taxies after landing at Slia? Air Base, Slovakia, July 8, 2016. The A-10s are in Slovakia to conduct training alongside the NATO ally as well as participate in cross-border training with other…

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KC-135 MOD program closes out year with magic number: Block 45

Posted January 25, 2017 by Greg L. Davis

The KC-135 Block 45 upgrade program reached a milestone by closing out 2016 with the 45th aircraft in the modification line here.

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A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season

Posted March 22, 2017 by Capt. Jason Smith

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force’s inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission,…

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‘Ghost Rider’ in the sky: B-52 departs Tinker in historic flight

Posted October 3, 2016 by John Parker

A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” takes to the skies for a functional test flight Aug. 30, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The B-52H is shown in natural metal since it has been overhauled and must be checked for full functionality before being painted. Ghost Rider is the first B-52H to…

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Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

Posted August 24, 2016 by PO2John Haynes

A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one airman is acquiring his sea legs.

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C-130s fly first mission into renovated airfield in Iraq

Posted October 28, 2016 by Capt. Casey Osborne

The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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GA-ASI breaks ground on RPA training academy

Posted November 9, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Nov. 9 that construction has commenced on its new, five-and-a-half acre RPA training facility at Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft Systems business and aviation park in Grand Forks, N.D. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. Today’s groundbreaking of…

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

Posted March 22, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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U.S., Polish Forces execute battalion air assault during Anakonda 16

Posted June 13, 2016 by Capt. Jaymon Bell

Army photograph by Capt. Jaymon Bell Capt. Dennis Eadus, an 11A Infantryman and Platoon leader for 2nd Platoon, MOD Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, scans the horizon out the ramp of a CH-47 helicopter from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th CAB, during a battalion air assault mission during…

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Total force effort trains future KC-46 pilots

Posted May 16, 2016 by SrA. David Bernal Del Agua

A group of total force airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker’s arrival at McDonnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Each KC-46 will be equipped to receive fuel in flight and the crews who will fly during the…

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