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U.S. Forces Korea commander: Tensions down, but guard still up

Posted February 15, 2019 by by Jim Garamone

Army photograph by Spec. Elizabeth Brown Soldiers use suppressing fire during a force-on-force exercise at Rodriguez Live-Fire Complex in South Korea, April 6, 2018. While tensions are down along the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, the process has not gone far enough for forces there to relax, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea…

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‘Trial by Flag’ for new F-35A pilots

Posted February 15, 2019 by

It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of chatter coming through his helmet. In the sky ahead are more than 60 advanced enemy aircraft, flown by some of the best fighter pilots in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.

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MQ-1B Predator accident investigation report released

Posted February 14, 2019 by

Air Force photograph An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft lost connection to operating flight crew systems and subsequently crashed in the Central Command’s area of responsibility Aug. 21, 2017, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Feb. 13. The mishap occurred while participating in a combat support mission and was operated…

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Army modernizing electronic warfare capabilities

Posted February 14, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Felicia Jagdatt

Iron Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division teamed up with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to conduct training using new electronic warfare (EW) equipment and techniques at Fort Bliss, Texas, in December.

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Evolution of Combat: Strike Eagle hits turning point in armed overwatch mission set

Posted February 11, 2019 by By Tech. Sgt. Daryl Knee

The national recognition of the survivors of the Battle of Robert’s Ridge in August 2018 has begun to have an effect on the way Air Force members pause to reflect on the history and heritage of the service. One snapshot reflection focuses on the integration of the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft as a valued contributor to the close-air-support mission set.

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Tinker readies for KC-46 maintenance

Posted February 8, 2019 by Daisy Grant

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker McConnell’s first KC-46A Pegasus lands on the flightline Jan. 25, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-46 will serve alongside the KC-135 Stratotanker at McConnell and supply critical aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuations at a moment’s notice for America’s military and allies. A…

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RSO installs 3D parts on C-5

Posted February 8, 2019 by Brian Brackens

A C-5 Super Galaxy with the tail number 70035 is the latest recipient of hardware produced by the next generation of manufacturing technologies, known as 3D printing or additive manufacturing.

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VISTA gets a new look

Posted February 8, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Cynthia Griggs After recently receiving a new look and modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the NF-16D known as VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft), departs Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Jan. 30, 2019. The aircraft is the only one of its kind in the world and is the…

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One weekend, three countries, helps nearly 130,000 people

Posted February 6, 2019 by Capt. Justin Clark

Over a weekend-long combined humanitarian and training mission, three C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and their Reserve Citizen Airmen crews from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charlston, S.C., delivered humanitarian aid to Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras, Feb. 3-4.

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Netherlands defense chief visits Luke AFB

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai Netherlands Chief of Defense Lt. Adm. Rob Bauer, arrives at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Jan 30, 2019. Bauer learned about the Luke AFB F-35A training mission and the work being done to stand up the 308th Fighter Squadron where the Dutch will train alongside U.S….

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