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Defense

KC-135s surpass 100,000 combat hours

Posted January 8, 2016 by TSgt. Terrica Y. Jones

The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

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Chief of Naval Research helps steer new tech for fleet

Posted January 18, 2016 by Warren Duffie

On Jan. 13, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter gave the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 28th Annual National Symposium, held in Crystal City, Va.

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Defense

Mobility Guardian draws to an end

Posted August 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. while flying over Yakima, Wash., Aug. 3, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of…

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Lightning over UK: USAF F-35A takes first overseas flight

Posted July 8, 2016 by SSgt. Natasha Stannard

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished the U.S.’ first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 30, 2016.

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DARPA’s Plan X gives military operators place to wage cyber warfare

Posted May 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DARPA photograph The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Plan X program is working to help military cyber operators visualize the cyber battlespace and perform missions there based on an established cyber framework and a common operating picture. Plan X is a foundational cyberwarfare program whose engineers are developing platforms the Defense Department will use to…

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Defense

California Army National Guard helps firefighters battle forest fire

Posted July 20, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza U.S. Army engineers from the California Army National Guard’s 132nd Multirole Bridge Company, 579th Engineer Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, shift a ramp while dismantling a floating bridge July 14, 2018 at Cache Creek Regional Park, Yolo County, Calif., where the 132nd constructed a temporary floating bridge to…

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All global strike bombers deploy to Andersen, maintain stability in PACOM theater

Posted August 12, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Richard Ebensberger A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. The occasion marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bombers were positioned to simultaneously conduct operations…

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GA-ASI expand presence in Middle East, North Africa

Posted November 9, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced Nov. 8 that it opened an office in Abu Dhabi in August to support its Middle East and North African customers. Additionally, it will support the United Arab Emirates, the first customer of the Predator® RPA -series outside of the U.S. and NATO countries. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer…

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Defense

Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase

Posted August 11, 2017 by by Alana Young

As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently.

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Defense

An eye for an eye

Posted November 14, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Bobby Cummings

An aircraft accelerating down the runway with 8,500 pounds of thrust and a wingspan greater than a Boeing 737 is inherently dangerous. The danger is amplified when the pilot isn’t even located on board the aircraft.

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