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Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations

Posted June 6, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in refueling mission out of Luke

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams First Lt. Justin Greenway, 70th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, leads a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps group to a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the group were a part of JROTC and spouses…

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Navy Secretary names expeditionary sea base ship

Posted January 18, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the Navy's newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, T-ESB 4, will be named USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams during a ceremony in Charleston, W.Va., Jan. 14.

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Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted November 30, 2016 by Argie Sarantinos-Perrin

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

Posted December 7, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Dunford: More U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq to support counter-ISIL forces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Jim Garamone

To accelerate operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it may be necessary to send more U.S. service members to Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Washington, D.C., March 25. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the Pentagon press corps that in the coming weeks DoD will…

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Luke F-35 team competes for first time in load crew competition

Posted December 23, 2015 by

A Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., F-35A Lightning II crew competed for the first time in a load crew competition Dec. 18, against legacy F-16 Fighting Falcon crews.

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Kendall: F-35 program shows continuing progress in all aspects

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua D. King An F-35A Lightning II takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014. The F-35 Lightning II program is on track and demonstrating “continuing progress in all aspects,” Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said May 24. Kendall spoke during a…

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AF selects 52 for test pilot school program

Posted December 2, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force selected 52 primary and alternate attendees for the U.S. Air Force, U.S Naval, British, and French test pilot schools, with classes slated to begin in June 2016. The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board, which convened in July, considered 149 officer and civilian candidates for pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems…

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