Future USS Portland launches

PASCAGOULA, Miss.--The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Feb. 13. The ship was transferred from...

Airmen strengthen forward capability in Bulgaria

Air Force photograph by A1C Luke KittermanMembers of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron move a forward area manifold cart out of the back...

F-35 program moving forward, addressing challenges

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is moving forward while addressing various challenges, the program's executive officer said Feb. 10. "In the big...

F-35 Lightning II worldwide fleet exceeds 50,000 flying hours

Navy photographLt. Col. Tom Fields, an F-35 Lightning II test pilot assigned to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) at Air...

Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Air Force photograph by A1C Nathan ByrnesAn aircrew member belonging to 1 Squadron, RAAF Amberley, Australia, perform maintenance checks on an F/A-18 Super...

31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Samuel MorseTwo F-35A Lightning IIs taxi after landing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8....

AEDC arc heater facility supports next generation weapon systems

Testing on nosecone materials for a next generation weapons system was recently completed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex arc heater facility at...

Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Joshua StrangFirst Lt. Joshua Skoglund, the Arabian Gulf Shield exercise coordinator, assists Qatar Emiri Air Force Capt. Ghanim...

Fiscal 2017 defense budget request seeks balance

Balance is at the heart of the fiscal 2017 defense budget request, the DoD comptroller said during an interview Feb. 8. Budgeteers had to maintain...

KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher RuanoA KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., refuels...