Defense

An era of Dover-built TF39 engines throttles down

Posted April 15, 2016 by Roland Balik

As the number of legacy C-5 Galaxy aircraft are converted to C-5M Super Galaxies, the need for General Electric TF39 high pressure turbine engines will become a thing of the past by late 2017, as they are replaced by the quieter and more powerful General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engine.

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Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

Posted April 29, 2016 by

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Eglin activates F-35 Partner Support Complex

Posted May 13, 2016 by 1st Lt Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr Robert Kraus, the new F-35 Partner Support Complex director, unfurls the unit’s guidon during an activation ceremony May 11, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The complex will provide mission data, intelligence support, lab facilities and training to the eight partner countries purchasing F-35 Lightning II…

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Around the Air Force

Posted May 18, 2016 by

This look around the Air Force takes us to California where explosive ordnance disposal Airmen are participating in exercise Half-Life; and to Hulburt Field, Florida, for exercise Emerald Warrior. Hosted by Senior Airman Nicholas Koetz

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 1, 2016 by

The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond.

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Airmen kick off Saber Strike with European partners

Posted June 15, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over Adazi Military Training Base, Latvia, June 13, 2016. U.S. forces and NATO partners are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010….

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Navy’s final satellite in MUOS constellation launches successfully

Posted June 24, 2016 by

The Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite launched at 10:30 a.m., EDT, June 24, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in the 551 launch vehicle configuration.

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Carter offers details on troop deployment, Iraq campaign

Posted July 14, 2016 by Karen Parrish

DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with service members during a troop event in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders offered some details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops the Defense Department announced yesterday will deploy to Iraq…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 27, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Aerial refueling: Tankers serve as gas stations in Nevada skies

Posted August 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Over the Nevada Test and Training Range, aircraft from all over the globe blast through the Nevada sky in a simulated war scenario. In the exercise, called Red Flag, units test their abilities against some of the military's premier aircraft while also receiving some of the best training offered in the world.

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