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Dyess B-1s deploy to Europe for Ample Strike

Posted September 9, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Peter Thompson A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer takes off Oct. 2, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B is currently undergoing its largest upgrade in the aircraft’s history. The Sustainment-Block 16 upgrade has increased the survivability of the B-1 Bomber by eliminating many of the aircrew’s…

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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Posted December 2, 2016 by Keith R. Boydston

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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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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Predator accident investigation report released

Posted November 22, 2017 by

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp and/or tail clamp bolts caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash Nov. 8, 2015 in the U.S. Central Command Area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Nov. 21. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force…

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Sustaining the warfighter with aerial deliveries

Posted December 28, 2018 by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford

In combat, logistic resources are arguably the most important assets needed to sustain Soldiers. "Beans and Bullets" is a common Army phrase utilized for decades that puts a special emphasis behind the importance of logisticians and their capabilities.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 17

Posted October 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen assist in extinguishing and monitoring the California wildfires and Kentucky ANG Airmen deliver over 7 million pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico.

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Air Force ‘home’ of C-130 testing becomes detachment

Posted October 1, 2018 by Jasmine Porterfield

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. C-130H taxis through the fog upon arrival at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11. The 96th Test Wing’s C-130 testing unit became a detachment Sept. 10. The new 96th Operations Group Detachment 1 is responsible for all C-130 acquisition developmental testing. The 413th Flight Test Squadron’s C-130…

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F-16C accident investigation released

Posted October 27, 2017 by

Improper assembly of the main engine control caused a F-16C to be destroyed upon impacting the ground southwest of Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 5, 2017, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today. The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries. The aircraft, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed. The…

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Air Force lab investigating microscopic crack formation for aircraft

Posted August 31, 2016 by Donna Lindner

The B-52 is one of the oldest legacy aircraft in the Air Force. Since the 1950s, this aircraft has led the force in its dominance as the world’s best. However, just as humans begin to age, so do aircraft. Repeated loading and unloading, changes in air pressure, exposure to altitude and more, contribute to what…

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Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.

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