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New AF unit activated to better train elite combat Airmen

Posted June 3, 2016 by

For the first time in its history, the Air Force on June 2 activated a unit solely dedicated to train the service’s ground component at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Ready to receive: B-52s touch down in England

Posted June 3, 2016 by TSgt. Jarad A. Denton

Air Force photograph by SrA. Sahara L. Fales A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxies down the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, in support of exercises Saber Strike 16 and Baltops 16 on June 2, 2016. The B-52 is capable of carrying up to approximately 70,000 pounds of munitions; which…

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Soldiers, airmen synchronize capabilities

Posted June 3, 2016 by Ismael Ortega

Soldiers and Airmen came together to build confidence and proficiency during Hustler Trough III by engaging targets with integrated and synchronized mortars, artillery, infantry and joint fire.

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Around the Air Force: June 3

Posted June 3, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force releases its 2030 Air Superiority Plan; an update on the KC-46A Pegasus; and CMSAF James A. Cody talks about the new enlisted performance reports.

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 1, 2016 by

The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond.

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Together Again – 104th FW reunites in Bulgaria

Posted June 1, 2016 by Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen

After two months of being split across four countries, approximately 250 U.S. Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard Airmen from the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron reunited at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, May 27.

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DOD ramps up training on blended retirement system

Posted June 1, 2016 by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department’s new retirement system will affect some 2.2 million people who all need to get smart on what it will mean. Two subject-matter experts from the department’s personnel and readiness branch described the issues involved to DOD News: Army Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Department’s Manpower and…

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CARAT 2016 series kicks off in Malaysia

Posted June 1, 2016 by

The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations began June 1 with a commemoration ceremony for the Malaysia phase in Sandakan.

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F-15’s at Arctic Fighter Meet 16 reinforce defense capability

Posted June 1, 2016 by SrA. Erin Babis

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Babis A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle and a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi to the runway for training exercise Arctic Fighter Meet 2016, Bodø Main Air Station, Norway, May 25, 2016. This training exercise allowed forward-based U.S. Airmen and aircraft from RAF Lakenheath to train…

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Twenty-seven nations to take part in world’s largest maritime exercise

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Navy photograph by PO2 Corey T. Jones Service members from partner nations steer amphibious assault vehicles towards shore during a simulated beach assault during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1, in…

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