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Navy to christen Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

Posted January 29, 2016 by

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m., CST, Jan. 30 in Marinette, Wisc. Sioux City, designated LCS 11, honors the city of Sioux City, Iowa. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval Operations, will serve as principal speaker. Mary Winnefeld, wife of…

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$35,000 bonuses available for RPA pilots to stay beyond initial commitment

Posted October 24, 2016 by Kat Bailey JB

The Air Force has authorized $35,000 critical skills retention bonus programs for qualified remotely piloted aircraft pilots. The bonuses are part of the Air Force’s RPA “Get Well” plan announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Aug. 10 to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge…

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Global Strike Airmen support largest NATO exercise in 20 years

Posted November 9, 2015 by Charles Ramey

Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command conducted a long-range bomber mission to the U.S. European Command area of operations Nov. 3-4 as part of Trident Juncture 2015 -- the largest NATO exercise in the past 20 years.

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KC-46A makes first contact; successfully demonstrates fuel transfer in flight

Posted January 29, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Jan. 24, when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base.

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F-35 Weapons Load

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Stormy Archer Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an AIM-9X missile on to a F-35As external weapons pylon July 20, 2016 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This milestone was the first time an F-35A at Eglin was loaded with internal and external weapons and will help develop weapon-loading…

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Recapitalizing JSTARS: the radar

Posted January 27, 2016 by Justin Oakes

For more than two decades, the Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has provided valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to commanders by detecting, locating and tracking enemy ground forces from afar.

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AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

Posted August 29, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by John McClure AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineer Brian Shivers helps develop and test a new visual inspection procedure to determine the difference between acceptable chafing into cold spray-applied protective coating and wear into underlying B-1 hydraulic tubing. AFRL helped develop, test, and validate the cold spray coating process for the…

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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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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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7th SOS practices landings on USS Carter Hall

Posted March 22, 2017 by

Navy photograph by JO1 Darren M. Moore A CV-22 Osprey assigned to Special Operations Command Europe approaches the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) during deck landing qualifications. The ship is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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