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SecAF nominee testifies before Congress

Posted March 31, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force nominee Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as a part of the confirmation process March 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C. In her opening statement, Wilson said, “We have the liberty to enjoy our blessings because thousands of America’s best citizens…

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HAW C-17 air refueling training

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano A C-17 Globemaster III flies behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 during an aerial-refueling training exercise over Germany, Oct. 19, 2017. The C-17 was operated by the Heavy Airlift Wing, Papa Air Base, Hungary, which is comprised of approximately 145 personnel from 12 nations.   Air…

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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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C-17 Drag Reduction testing aims at saving fuel

Posted April 1, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From testing synthetic biofuels to "vortex surfing," Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is on the forefront of finding new ways to cut fuel costs for the Air Force.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 5

Posted September 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen conduct a show of force with allies, rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey and train with the Romania military.

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LC-130 aircrew completes South Pole mission

Posted November 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt

The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 “Skibird” crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron had bargained for on Nov. 9, 2017.

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AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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ONR to lead team of ‘unmanned warriors’ to United Kingdom

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Autonomy and unmanned systems experts from across the naval science and technology community will converge on the shores of the United Kingdom next month for the first-ever Unmanned Warrior joint exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy. The U.S. Navy contingent, led by the Office of Naval Research, will experiment with 10 technology projects to…

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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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Unmanned, autonomous technologies tested during first unmanned warrior exercise

Posted October 22, 2016 by PO1 GrantAmmon and PO2 Darby Dillion

Luckily, the skies above the island of Benbecula, a remote Scottish outpost in the Outer Hebrides, have been clear and calm so far this October.

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