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A-10s land on highway in Estonia

Posted August 8, 2016 by SrA. Missy Sterling

Courtesy photograph by Adres Putting Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1, 2016. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it…

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AF addresses pilot shortage

Posted March 31, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted November 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force talks logistics at an Officer Symposium and a Delta II rocket is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

Posted June 5, 2017 by

As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths. The program, combined with additional non-monetary…

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MQ-9A accident investigation released

Posted April 15, 2017 by

An MQ-9A crashed Feb. 20, 2016, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while conducting a simulated flame-out training approach, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released April 13, 2017. The MQ-9A from the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., was being operated by a launch and recovery element …

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FRC East inducts first F-35A

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Navy photograph by Chrystal Smith An F-35A Lightning II just in from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., taxis along the flight line at Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., to receive depot- and field-level modifications as a light rain falls Aug. 9, 2017. Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point,…

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Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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Kendall: F-35 program shows continuing progress in all aspects

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua D. King An F-35A Lightning II takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014. The F-35 Lightning II program is on track and demonstrating “continuing progress in all aspects,” Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said May 24. Kendall spoke during a…

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Tech Report: Biofuels

Posted November 2, 2016 by

In this episode of Tech Report, we learn the important role biofuels play in reducing dependence on crude oil.

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MQ-9A Reaper accident investigation report released

Posted June 10, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Cory D. Payne An MQ- Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. On May 5,…

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