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B-52s join French forces for close air support exercise

Posted March 7, 2016 by SrA. Joseph Raatz

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses joined French aircraft and ground troops from a dozen nations to kick off a close air support exercise in the Mediterranean March 7.

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Australian KC-30A successfully refuels C-17 for first time

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Air Force photograph by Christian Turner The first air-to-air refuelling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to a C-17 Globemaster III occurred Feb. 10, 2016, in restricted airspace near Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The first air-to-air refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to…

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DOD photograph by SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work operates a flight simulator during his visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in support of the White House’s Week at the Labs initiative, March 3, 2016. Work also toured the base and spoke to students from the Dayton, Ohio, area during his visit.

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Rangers conduct close air support mission with F-35A

Posted March 4, 2016 by A1C Andrea Posey

Although the U.S. Air Force separated from the U.S. Army, Sept. 18, 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat.

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President presents Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

Posted March 2, 2016 by April Grant

Navy photograph by Oscar Sosa President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. during a ceremony Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the White House. Byers received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a hostage rescue operation in December 2012. On Feb. 29,…

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Bombers receive warm welcome for Cold Response

Posted February 29, 2016 by SrA. Airman Joseph Raatz

B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrived in Europe Feb. 27, in preparation for their participation in a large-scale NATO training exercise.

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State of AF: Modernizing for next offset strategy

Posted February 29, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Budget plans are poised to keep the Air Force atop of its game, with a new bomber and advanced technology to help Airmen execute a future offset strategy, the head of the service announced at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26. “We’ve got to be forward thinking enough to balance winning today’s…

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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted February 29, 2016 by Nathan Simmons

Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.

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Hurricane Hunters fly research missions into atmospheric rivers

Posted February 29, 2016 by MSgt. Brian J. Lamar

The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, “Hurricane Hunters,” spent Feb. 11-24 flying through "atmospheric rivers" in the Pacific Ocean stretching from Hawaii to U.S. West Coast in efforts to improve storm predictions.

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Precision strikes keeping enemy on target

Posted February 26, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Lessons learned in past conflicts have now made it possible to bomb enemy targets within just a few feet to reduce collateral damage, a top Air Force commander said Feb. 25 at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium. Since World War II, the accuracy of bombing attacks has improved from around 3,300 feet away…

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