Defense

Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted November 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Erin Trower
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Reapers, Griffins complete Estonia FTD

Posted September 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Erin Trower

U.S. Air Force and allied partners completed a multilateral flying training deployment in Estonia Sept. 2.

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Airmen, F-16s train in Souda Bay

Posted January 25, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Krystal Ardrey A 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon departs from Aviano Air Base, Italy on Jan. 21, 2016 to support a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece. Fourteen F-16s, one KC-135 Stratotanker from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, and 280 Airmen deployed to…

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Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team

Posted January 25, 2016 by Robert Burns

In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen. The Air Force Jan. 22 gave The Associated Press the first…

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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford
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Mobility Airmen deliver a mission of love to Guatemala

Posted April 25, 2018 by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford Senior Airman Andrew Flint, 21st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a firetruck off of a C-17 Globemaster III at La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 20, 2018 during a Denton Program mission. The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo,…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch
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Carter: Nuke force changes are ‘bearing fruit’

Posted September 28, 2016 by Robert Burns

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.

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F-35 program making progress, executing ‘fairly well’

Posted March 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The chief of the F-35 program detailed “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces March 22. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said that overall the once-troubled fighter is “executing fairly well across the…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 24

Posted November 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto becomes the first woman to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the adjutant general of New York, Air Force F-35As are in Japan for the first time and the Air Force’s Personnel Center is accepting applications for the Nurse Enlisted and Direct…

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USS Porter conducts first SeaRAM firing from DDG

Posted March 11, 2016 by

Sailors of USS Porter (DDG 78), a guided-missile destroyer stationed in Rota, Spain, successfully completed a live-fire test from a SeaRAM missile system March 4. SeaRAM, which replaced Porter’s aft Close-In Weapon System mount, is a self-contained detect-to-engage ship self-defense capability that combines the sensor systems of a CIWS with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile…

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Senate confirms Goldfein as next AF chief of staff

Posted July 1, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing June 16, 2016, in Washington, D.C., following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate…

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