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AF commanders aim to ensure smooth take-off for F-35A

Posted July 27, 2016 by

Wing commanders from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II units met at Langley Air Force Base, Va., July 20-21, 2016, to discuss integration of the two aircraft. The conference focused on joint training, maintenance techniques, manpower and strategies to develop successful integration the F-35A as a part of the joint team of…

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F-35 touches down for the first time in South America

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kiley Dougherty

Air Force graphic Graphic commemorating two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing landing in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America. Two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base,…

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Secretary of the Navy names two littoral combat ships

Posted February 14, 2018 by

On Feb. 13, 2018, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28). The future USS Nantucket (LCS 27), a Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, will be the third commissioned U.S. Navy ship to honor the…

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Navy Super Hornets leave nest, soar skies with Air Force Falcons

Posted March 12, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman U.S. Navy personnel prepare three F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni prior to a joint sortie with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 28, 2018. During the flight, both sets of pilots gained experience…

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Seymour Johnson’s Strike Eagle undergo radar upgrade

Posted December 14, 2016 by Airman Shawna L. Keyes

The F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. With 30 years under its belt, the F-15E is receiving a Radar Modernization Program; its first major upgrade of its radar system in more than 20 years.

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AFRL researchers push limits in high-temperature, polymer additive manufacturing

Posted March 21, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force photograph by Dr. Hilmar Koerner Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory have demonstrated the ability to additively manufacture high temperature polymer composites for use in extreme environments. The material, made with carbon fiber infused polymer resin and selective laser sintering, has potential use in engine components and on the leading and tail…

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Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits

Posted June 6, 2016 by Kari Tilton

Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base, Idaho, will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.

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CSAF describes future of conflict

Posted July 28, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.

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With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

Posted April 19, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

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Bittersweet goodbyes: Last S-3 Viking leaves Navy service

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kimberly Brown

After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., Jan. 11.

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