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Innovation, National Defense Strategy, the future: CSAF at the Air Warfare Symposium

Posted February 28, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook

In today’s complex global security environment, victory goes not to the innovator, but to the rapid integrator of new ideas, said Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018.

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3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted March 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill

Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23, at the National Training Center, here. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

Posted April 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

Posted May 4, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

Posted May 21, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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USAF, RAAF integrate over Queensland

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of a routine Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission over south-east Queensland, Australia, June 19, 2018 (HST). The…

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AF tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

Posted July 27, 2018 by Shireen Bedi

Air Force photograph A U.S. Air Force Physiology technician temporarily assigned to the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support unit buckles his oxygen mask as he prepares for a High Altitude, Low Open parachute jump from a C-130 Hercules at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Nov. 16, 2016. To lower risks…

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Defense audit provides improved accounting for spending, inventories

Posted August 13, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith Pentagon Comptroller David L. Norquist, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer, briefs reporters on the President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2018. The Defense Department audit that is underway will allow leaders in the White House, the Pentagon and…

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AF announces KC-46A preferred, reasonable alternatives

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., has been chosen as the preferred alternative for the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base, Air Force officials announced Oct. 29. The KC-46As are expected to begin arriving in 2019. Tinker AFB, Okla.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind., were named as the reasonable alternatives….

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Carter details force of future initiatives

Posted November 23, 2015 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people America has to offer. The secretary told students at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs Nov. 18 that one of his core commitments “is to help more of our…

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