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U.S. Air Force bombers fly coordinated missions from Indo-Pacific, Europe

Posted March 20, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ryan Brooks A B-52 Stratofortress bomber departs Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a training mission, March 18, 2019. The bombers from Andersen AFB along with B-52 bombers from Royal Air Force Fairford, England, conducted simultaneous theater familiarization training in the Indo-Pacific and Europe. U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress…

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AMC extends Osprey capabilities

Posted March 18, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Luke Kitterman

CV-22 Osprey aircraft, assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., performed Tactical Air-Refueling missions with a KC-10 Extender aircraft March 7-11, over the Southwest region of the U.S.

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SECAF, CSAF outline service’s priorities, aspirations to Senate subcommittee

Posted March 15, 2019 by Charles Pope

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told senators March 13 that the service’s $165 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 is designed to make the force larger, more ready and modern while also positioning it to better confront changing threats in space and globally.

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U.S. plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

Posted March 15, 2019 by Robert Burns

The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said March 13. By moving forward with these missile projects, the Pentagon is…

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Air Force partners with C-5 System Program Office, Delta, Georgia Tech

Posted March 13, 2019 by

The C-5 System Program Office and the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office kicked off a new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the Georgia Institute of Technology with an intensive three-day workshop hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Warner Robins.

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$718.3 billion defense budget request focuses on threats

Posted March 13, 2019 by David Vergun

At $718.3 billion, the fiscal year 2020 defense budget request announced at the Pentagon March 12 by defense officials is an increase from last year’s $685 billion approved budget. This year’s request focuses on addressing peer threats emanating from Russia and China, which are modernizing their forces at an unprecedented rate, according to David L….

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Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

Posted March 13, 2019 by Charles Pope

The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats. As written, the proposed budget attaches numbers to larger strategic goals that…

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Navy Department releases fiscal 2020 budget

Posted March 13, 2019 by

The Department of the Navy submitted its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to Congress March 12. The $205.6 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)) request is part of the $718 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget, which President Donald Trump submitted to Congress March 11. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, Rear Adm….

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SECAF announces resignation

Posted March 11, 2019 by

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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MQ-1B, MQ-9 flight hours hit 4 million

Posted March 11, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Daryl Knee

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cory D. Payne An MQ- Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. The MQ-1B…

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