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One E-8C JSTARS to undergo organic depot maintenance

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parson An E-8C Joint STARS flies over Robins Air Force Base, Ga., during a training mission, March 9, 2018. The 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, flies the E-8C Joint STARS providing manned joint airborne command and control, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and combat support…

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AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

Posted September 9, 2016 by

The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. For the first location, the Air Force identified Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Offutt AFB, Neb.; and Shaw AFB, S.C., as candidate bases to potentially host an…

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F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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Blackhorse troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow veterans

Posted December 28, 2015 by Capt. Dawne Divine

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, or ACR, at Fort Irwin, Calif., hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 - 15. The Regimental Long Walk is a two-day, 38-mile foot march from Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow to honor local veterans.

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Massachusetts, California ANG units hoist TSP colors during Frisian Flag

Posted April 15, 2016 by SSgt. Joe W. McFadden

Eight F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and nearly 250 Airmen and support equipment from the 131st Fighter Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno ANGB, Calif., commenced flight operations in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11. 

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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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Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

Posted August 22, 2018 by by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh A C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., sits in a paint barn hangar for paint touch-ups Aug. 6, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. California laws prevent Travis Airmen from spray-painting their C-17s, so they brought it to McChord where it is allowed. Renewing…

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Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 13, 2015 by SrA. Grace Lee

The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday.

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Navy secretary names three vessels during ceremony

Posted December 16, 2016 by

During a ceremony Dec. 14 at the District of Columbia city hall, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally announced the first ship of the new fleet ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), formerly known as the Ohio-class replacement, will be named USS Columbia (SSBN 826) in honor of the District of Columbia. Ballistic missile submarines are…

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All global strike bombers deploy to Andersen, maintain stability in PACOM theater

Posted August 12, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Richard Ebensberger A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. The occasion marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bombers were positioned to simultaneously conduct operations…

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