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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

Posted June 13, 2018 by

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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QF-16 takes flight at Holloman

Posted February 15, 2017 by

A QF-16 drone sits on the flightline before its first flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 10, 2017. Lt. Col. Ronald King, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Det. 1 commander, piloted the drone during the first flight since the 82nd ATRS, Det. 1 transitioned from QF-4 Phantoms to QF-16s. The QF-16 serves as…

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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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Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted April 11, 2016 by

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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F-35B hot loads with AIM-120s

Posted October 4, 2017 by Pfc. Ethan Pumphret

Hot-loading is when an aircraft lands and has ordnance loaded while the engine is still running. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted a hot-load in F-35B Lightning II’s at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. on Sept. 21, 2017.

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Defense

Eglin units save big with F-35 innovations

Posted May 27, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at Eglin Air Force Base’s (Fla.) 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

Posted June 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.” A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment — Airmen will only be required to…

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FRC East achieves another F-35 milestone, completing first F-35A, C modifications

Posted June 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph A piloted Lightning II F-35A, AF-10, taxis along the Fleet Readiness Center East flight line June 7, head to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The departure signifies the depot’s achievement of having now received, modified and returned all variants — Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force — of the fifth generation aircraft. The…

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Hill’s 4th FS/AMU receives first F-35A

Posted October 4, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Hundreds cheered the historic arrival of the 4th Fighter Squadron’s and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s first F-35A as tail number 5133 landed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 27 and taxied into Hotel Row. 

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