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F-35B visits CENTCOM as it prepares to enter theater

Posted April 6, 2018 by Lance Cpl. Taryn Escott,

Marine Corps photograph Lt. Col. Chad Vaughn, an F-35B Lightning II pilot stationed at Marine Aircraft Group 11, out of Yuma, Ariz. briefs GEN. Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command. The purpose of the visit was to inform CENTCOM senior leaders of the capabilities of the aircraft and how it meets the…

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Krajicek to return as Thunderbird #4; Show Season 2018 update

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Maj. Nick “Khan” Krajicek has been named as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron’s Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot for the remainder of the 2018 show season. Krajicek is an experienced Thunderbird alumnus who performed as the Slot Pilot during the 2016 and 2017 show seasons. “We’re grateful to have Khan coming back to the team,”…

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Airmen, jets return from Japan deployment

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Airmen and F-35A aircraft from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 4-5 following a six-month deployment to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Families gathered on the flightline to welcome the pilots, maintainers, and support personnel who had been working at Kadena and the…

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Small, birdlike UAS to provide eyes in the sky for Soldiers

Posted June 1, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army has plans to purchase 61 Black Hornet III small unmanned aerial systems, or SUASs, which are designed to provide reconnaissance support at squad level.

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Demand for Army’s space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow

Posted July 13, 2018 by Lira Frye

The demand for space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow in response to the complex array of challenges to our nation from foreign adversaries, said the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior civilian leader.

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Air Force charts course for next generation ISR dominance

Posted August 3, 2018 by

On Aug. 2, the Air Force released the Next Generation Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Dominance Flight Plan, an encompassing strategy about how the service maintains and enhances decisive advantage amidst the reemergence of great power competition and rapid technological change in the digital era.   “We’re the best in the world,” said Lt. Gen. Dash…

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Sequenced bomber missions to Australia showcase alliance

Posted August 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on a higher headquarters-directed Continuous Bomber Presence mission in support of exercise Pitch Black 18 in Australia’s Northern Territory Aug. 6, 2018 (HST). Bilateral training between the United States and allies like…

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Accident board releases Global Hawk accident report

Posted September 28, 2018 by

According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Sept. 26, an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, Calif., broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators. This caused the RQ-4B to enter an unusual flight altitude and experience airspeeds that exceeded…

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HH-60G Pave Hawk accident investigation released

Posted October 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter struck a galvanized steel cable and subsequently impacted an uninhabited desert area near Al Qaim, Iraq, March 15, 2018, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Oct. 29. Four flight crew members and three pararescuemen were killed in the mishap. There were no…

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AARGM moves forward with integrated test

Posted October 17, 2015 by Navy photograph

An F/A-18 E/F launches a Block I Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)  during test firings over the Point Mugu Sea Range in August 2015.  AARGM completed the first phase of Block 1 integrated test in September after demonstrating the missile’s effectiveness against a land based air defense unit target in an operationally relevant environment. The second phase of…

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