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F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation.

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Predator accident investigation report released

Posted November 22, 2017 by

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp and/or tail clamp bolts caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash Nov. 8, 2015 in the U.S. Central Command Area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Nov. 21. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 22

Posted December 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Nellis AFB hosts a Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Operation Ham Grenade provides ham and other goods for service members, and North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa.

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New Harpoon Block II+ missile completes operational test shot

Posted January 31, 2018 by

Navy photograph An F/A-18 launches a Harpoon Block II+ missile during a test flight over Point Mugu Sea Test Range in California. The Navy is closer to delivering the new Harpoon Block II+ missile to the fleet after completing a flight test Jan. 22 at Point Mugu Sea Test Range off the coast of California….

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Layered air, missile defense critical to U.S. security

Posted March 2, 2018 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Anthony Sweeney Exercise Artemis Strike is a German-led tactical live fire exercise with live Patriot and Stinger missiles at the NATO Missile Firing Installation in Chania, Greece from Oct. 31-Nov. 9, 2018. In addition to peer competitors China and Russia, North Korea and Iran are posing a rapidly evolving threat, said Lt….

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504th’s Imagery Analysts serve as combat multipliers at NTC

Posted March 30, 2018 by Capt. Kevin Sandell,

Often serving in a behind-the-scenes role of military operations, geospatial intelligence imagery analysts have a critical role in the intelligence fight across modern battlefields.

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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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DoD Official: Lethality, Readiness Drive Acquisition and Sustainment Reform

Posted May 4, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Navy photograph The F-35C Lightning II designated CF-2 completed the final system development and demonstration flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 11, 2018. The aircraft, assigned to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, completed a mission to collect loads data while carrying external 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions and AIM-9X…

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AFRL unveils “one-stop” technology licensing

Posted May 23, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph The Air Force Research Laboratory is launching Express Licensing, a one-stop shopping approach that allows entrepreneurs to discover available AFRL-developed technologies and quickly and easily determine if a licensing opportunity fits their capabilities. Pictured here are voxelated liquid crystal elastomers, a shape-changeable soft material technology available on the Express Licensing website. The Air…

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Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

Posted June 22, 2018 by Alex R. Lloyd

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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