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Navy decommissions ‘The Big E’

Posted February 6, 2017 by PO2 Kevin F. Johnson

The aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), was decommissioned during a ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay, Feb. 3.

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Red Tail legacy comes full circle

Posted February 22, 2017 by Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson

Airmen assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing take great pride in the heritage created for them by the Tuskegee Airmen. Today a key piece of the wing’s history has once again returned to its flightline.

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Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft

Posted March 24, 2017 by

Air Force photograph An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board determined a contractor maintenance error during depot maintenance caused damage to the radar system of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS

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The Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout returned from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) April 11, 2017, after completing initial testing aboard a littoral combat ship.

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USS Abraham Lincoln underway for sea trials

Posted May 10, 2017 by PO1 Mark Logico

Navy photograph by PO3 Matt Herbst The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departs Newport News, Va., under its own power for the first time after successfully completing its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul. Abraham Lincoln will spend several days conducting sea trials, which will test many of the ship’s key systems and…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Posted June 14, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to ACC effective June 13, 2017. The move will align Grand Forks AFB, which hosts active duty RQ-4 Global Hawk operations, under the major command that…

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Unmanned aerial system improves situational awareness and mission performance

Posted July 3, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

The Aviation Development Directorate has developed a system enabling an air mission commander to manage multiple unmanned aerial systems simultaneously, resulting in faster completion of mission tasks without increasing operator workload.

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Red Flag 17-3 integrates MQ-9 Reaper

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

MQ-9 Reaper aircrews from the 732nd Operations Group stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-3 from July 10-28, 2017 at Nellis AFB, Nev.

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New technology shows promise for ground ops to sidestep GPS jamming threats

Posted August 31, 2017 by Joseph Cogliano

Ground forces may soon be getting a new tool to find their way around hostile territory.

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