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40th flies with Formidable Shield

Posted October 25, 2017 by Samuel King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen Senior Airman Clinton Begnoche, from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, marshals out Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a test pilot from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, during a local area orientation flight. Aircrew from the 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin Air…

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QF-16 takes flight at Holloman

Posted February 15, 2017 by

A QF-16 drone sits on the flightline before its first flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 10, 2017. Lt. Col. Ronald King, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Det. 1 commander, piloted the drone during the first flight since the 82nd ATRS, Det. 1 transitioned from QF-4 Phantoms to QF-16s. The QF-16 serves as…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Colorado

Posted September 27, 2017 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Colorado (SSN 788), the 15th submarine of the Virginia-class, Sept. 21. The submarine’s sponsor is Annie Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. The ship began construction in 2012 and is scheduled to commission in spring 2018. This next-generation attack submarine provides the…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Sioux City, USS Wichita

Posted August 24, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships, the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 22. Sioux City and Wichita, respectively, are the 14th and 15th Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) to be delivered to the…

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Land Component Command headquarters in Iraq holds deactivation ceremony

Posted April 30, 2018 by

The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command headquarters was deactivated April 30 at a ceremony in Baghdad, signifying the end of major combat operations in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and acknowledging the changing composition and responsibilities of the coalition. CJFLCC was responsible for coalition land force operations in support of…

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

Posted December 9, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Mattis is first Pentagon chief to visit Guantanamo since 2002

Posted December 22, 2017 by Robert Burns

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Dec. 21. It was the first trip there by a Pentagon chief in almost 16 years. Mattis was meeting with troops, not touring the detention facilities or discussing detainee policy options. His stay comes amid…

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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Posted October 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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C-130s fly first mission into renovated airfield in Iraq

Posted October 28, 2016 by Capt. Casey Osborne

The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted April 20, 2016 by A1C Randahl J. Jenson

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six …”

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