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Raptors complete successful European deployment

Posted May 13, 2016 by SSgt. Stephanie Longoria

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron and about 220 Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., completed on May 8 a month-long deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

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Navy’s most advanced warship departs Bath Iron Works

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Navy photograph The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials April 21, 2016 with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). Following a crew certification period and October commissioning ceremony in…

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15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry

Posted October 17, 2016 by Capt. Katrina Cheesman and Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

On Oct. 14, 2001, the rubble of the twin towers was still smoldering and rescue crews continued working through the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when special tactics set out help liberate the Afghanistan people, alongside U.S. Army Special Forces teams and Afghan Northern Alliance fighters.

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NATO aims to transform military capacity, official says

Posted January 18, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Throughout its history, NATO has always changed and adapted to new threats, new doctrines and new realities, the commander of the alliance’s Allied Command Transformation told reporters in Brussels Jan. 17.

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Air Force fields next-gen CBRN protective masks for rotary wing aircrew

Posted November 30, 2018 by

In November 2018, the Air Force will complete fielding of an improved Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear protective mask for aircrew on rotary wing aircraft, allowing operational units to achieve Full Operational Capability.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 17

Posted October 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen assist in extinguishing and monitoring the California wildfires and Kentucky ANG Airmen deliver over 7 million pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico.

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Partners in space, partners in signature: An AEHF tradition

Posted August 8, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Walter Talens Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, signs the thermal space blanket, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., on June 22, 2018. The thermal space blanket will protect sensitive components inside the Advanced Extreme High Frequency (AEHF)-4 satellite from extreme temperature changes during its…

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Lightning over UK: USAF F-35A takes first overseas flight

Posted July 8, 2016 by SSgt. Natasha Stannard

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished the U.S.’ first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 30, 2016.

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Future USS Detroit completes acceptance trial

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by POC Sam Shavers Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with media after the christening ceremony of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15, 2016, after completing a series…

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USS Nitze assists stranded Iranian mariners

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey J. Hopkins Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) render assistance to a distressed Iranian vessel. Nitze, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Guided-missile destroyer USS…

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