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Eglin wing completes first flightline weapons load on F-35

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey The 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen prepare to load a missile-guided bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Load crew members assembled the missile before loading it onto the F-35.   Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey Airmen from the…

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F-35C boards Ike for developmental testing

Posted October 7, 2015 by PO2 Hillary Browning

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) accomplished its first arrested landing of an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, Oct. 2.

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Future USS Detroit completes acceptance trial

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by POC Sam Shavers Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with media after the christening ceremony of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15, 2016, after completing a series…

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Harry S. Truman CSG launches first OIR missions

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Strike aircraft from nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) flew their first missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the fight to destroy the ISIL terrorist organization, Dec. 29.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 10

Posted February 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II makes its Red Flag debut, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shares his goals for space, and the Air Force is committed to fostering civilian development.

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Navy announces enlisted rating modernization plan

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. “In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not…

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Air Force may join Army in refining multi-domain concept

Posted March 20, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle, senior leaders say, just a few weeks after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.

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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Three QF-16s descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.

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AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Posted October 7, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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U.S. airmen make history with highway landing

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

TALLINN, Estonia–An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, takes off from a highway June 21, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus…

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