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Raptors return from Rapid Raptor deployment

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Alex Fox Echols III Two 95th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptors taxi on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., after returning from a deployment to Europe May 8, 2016, at Tyndall AFB. While in Europe, the F-22s traveled to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania;…

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DARPA Pentagon event showcases more than 60 research programs

Posted May 11, 2016 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency May 11 hosts DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon, giving the Defense Department community an up-close look at the agency’s portfolio of innovative technologies and military systems. DARPA program managers and academic and private-sector project leaders will demonstrate ongoing work on more than 60 DARPA programs. The event…

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Around the Air Force: May 10

Posted May 11, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force we go to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where the Air Force Research Laboratory is testing transcranial direct-current stimulation, and also at Wright-Patterson AFB, the HH-60W combat rescue helicopter is in development. Hosted by SSgt. Traci Keller.

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B-21 naming contest moves to next phase

Posted May 11, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Submission entries for the B-21 bomber naming contest concluded May 5. Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian airmen, along with their dependents, submitted more than 4,600 entries in response to the contest announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in February. “We received an overwhelming number of…

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Air Force, Navy team up for joint RPA maritime integration training

Posted May 11, 2016 by SrA. Christian Clausen

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy participated in the annual Fleet Synthetic Training — Joint (FST-J) 16-72, a joint maritime training exercise April 25-29, 2016, at Point Loma Naval Station, San Diego, and Yokosuka, Japan. The exercise provided an opportunity for the two services to integrate MQ-1 Predator capabilities with maritime operations for familiarization…

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Congested airspace likely challenge in future fight

Posted May 9, 2016 by David Vergun

By 2025, airspace over future battlefields will be extremely congested, as well as dangerous. That's one of several significant outcomes that came out of experiments conducted recently, said Col. Wayne Grieme.

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Hill F-35s form up for combat training

Posted May 9, 2016 by Kari Tilton

F-35 Lightning II pilots from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training Range in the west desert May 2.

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U.S., German Forces evaluate operational readiness

Posted May 9, 2016 by SSgt. Thomas Duval

Months of training by the German Armed Forces in combined arms warfare, middle intensity conflict techniques and standard tasks focused on crowd riot control techniques culminated at Camp Prizren, May 6-7, during Operation Sharp Griffin.

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Navy, Air Force solve critical F/A-18 parts issue, celebrate success

Posted May 6, 2016 by Jenny Gordon

Ensuring safe, reliable components are available to support the Navy's F/A-18 legacy Hornet was the focus of a partnership celebration at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex's 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group (CMXG) at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., May 5.

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New turbine engine to restore helicopter lift capability

Posted May 6, 2016 by David Vergun

Degraded lift capability is especially problematic in areas where high-altitude, high-temperature flights are required, including nearly half of Afghanistan, said Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler.

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