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Hill F-35s form up for combat training

Posted May 9, 2016 by Kari Tilton

F-35 Lightning II pilots from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training Range in the west desert May 2.

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U.S., German Forces evaluate operational readiness

Posted May 9, 2016 by SSgt. Thomas Duval

Months of training by the German Armed Forces in combined arms warfare, middle intensity conflict techniques and standard tasks focused on crowd riot control techniques culminated at Camp Prizren, May 6-7, during Operation Sharp Griffin.

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Navy, Air Force solve critical F/A-18 parts issue, celebrate success

Posted May 6, 2016 by Jenny Gordon

Ensuring safe, reliable components are available to support the Navy's F/A-18 legacy Hornet was the focus of a partnership celebration at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex's 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group (CMXG) at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., May 5.

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New turbine engine to restore helicopter lift capability

Posted May 6, 2016 by David Vergun

Degraded lift capability is especially problematic in areas where high-altitude, high-temperature flights are required, including nearly half of Afghanistan, said Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler.

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From whales, to silver foxes to refugees

Posted May 6, 2016 by Warren Duffie

Meet EMILY the robotic lifeguard -- officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard -- a remote-controlled buoy recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos, Office of Naval Research officials announced May 5.

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Nevada Air Guard unit begins MAFFS transition

Posted May 6, 2016 by TSgt. Emerson Marcus

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Carzis A line of water is dropped high above the Los Angeles Forest from a Air National Guard C-130 containing the MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting System) system used to combat wild fires during annual MAFFS training on May 3 2016. CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif.–He watched as…

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Developmental, operational testers fly at Red Flag-Alaska

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Air Force photograph by A1C Javier Alvarez A 53rd Wing F-15 Eagle from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of Red Flag-Alaska, May 3, 2016. The F-15 is deployed to JBER for Red Flag-Alaska, a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and international forces,…

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Moody AFB airmen send F-4 into retirement

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Air Force photograph by A1C Lauren M. Hunter TSgt. Jason Rodocker, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, chisels a screw on a side panel of an F-4 Phantom II, April 28, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The F-4 retired from the Air Force and will now sit in the Veteran’s Memorial…

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Air Force conducts weapons evaluation at Hill, Utah Test and Training Range

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range will host fighter and bomber aircraft performing critical combat training and weapons testing May 2-14.

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BLUE: Out of Vietnam

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. In this episode of BLUE, we introduce two Air Force Vietnam War veterans and an unbelievable story of friendship and reconciliation.

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