Defense

First U.S. Air Force F-35A takes overseas flight to England

Posted July 6, 2016 by SSgt. Natasha Stannard

The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairfield, England, June 30, 2016. This historic flight, which brought the team to England from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., was a first for not…

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Hello Jupiter: Lockheed Martin-built Juno spacecraft placed into orbit

Posted July 6, 2016 by

After a five-year, 1.76-billion-mile journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, was placed into a large, elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter July 4.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Posted July 6, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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Visualizing threats: A decade of threat modeling

Posted July 6, 2016 by SrA. Matthew Lotz

Dynamic explosions, missile launches and air-to-air dogfights are just a few animations the National Air and Space Intelligence Center threat visualization team create to help communicate potential threats in the world.

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Defense

Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Posted July 1, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Chrisopher Ball Rafiq Viray, a model maker with the 412th Maintenance Squadron Instrumentation Division, threads mount holes in the base of the flight test engineer workstation scheduled to be used for KC-46 testing. The workstation was designed in modules for ease of construction, installation, and reconfiguration. Refueling developmental testing with the…

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Navy releases results of riverine command boat/Farsi Island investigation

Posted July 1, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Nathan Laird Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, right, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations, Plans and Strategy) Vice Adm. John Aquilino discuss the results of an investigation into the seizure of two U.S. Navy riverine command boats (RCB) by Iranian forces and the subsequent detention of 10…

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Senate confirms Goldfein as next AF chief of staff

Posted July 1, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing June 16, 2016, in Washington, D.C., following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate…

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MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

Posted July 1, 2016 by

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Tech Report: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Never leave an Airman behind. In this Air Force Tech Report, we look at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as they search far and wide for any remains of service members lost during conflicts to ensure closure is brought to their families.

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