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FRC East marks another F-35 milestone

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Navy photograph Aircraft CF-25, a Navy F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, transits the Fleet Readiness Center East flight line Nov. 9 marking a maintenance milestone for the capabilities of the depot. Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., has achieved another milestone for its support of the F-35 Lightning II…

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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Air Force buys next lot of Pegasus tankers

Posted January 30, 2017 by

The Air Force has awarded a $2.1 billion contract to Boeing for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted November 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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Navy announces director of JSF fleet integration

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 12, that Rear Adm. Roy “Trigger” Kelley will be appointed as the director, Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration. Kelley will direct the Department of the Navy’s Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office, establishing unity of command and effort for the integration of the F-35 into the…

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Shaw pilots host sister services

Posted December 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado

Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., hosted U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and took to the skies to duel each other, Dec. 1. The pilots came together for basic fighter maneuver training to strengthen the strategic capabilities needed to win air-to-air battles.

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Army acquires new test dummies for vehicle safety

Posted August 18, 2017 by Joyce M. Conant

Keeping Soldiers safe is a top priority for vehicle engineers. Army researchers partnered with industry and academia to develop the next generation crash test dummy. Together they designed a new device that will save lives. The standard device used for testing occupant safety was developed by the automotive industry in the 1970s — commonly referred…

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AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves

Posted October 31, 2016 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Sheena Winder A Tech Warrior participant uses Tactical Fast Rope Gloves, developed through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, to descend a rope during the 2016 Tech Warrior exercises, landing safely and experiencing no discomfort from friction-related heat. Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing…

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USS San Diego completes NASA Orion mission

Posted November 7, 2016 by PO1 Joseph M. Buliavac

Amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module Nov. 1.

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Lightning strikes twice in Florida: Two Air Guard pilots are forging the future of the F-35

Posted February 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Milbrodt

As the skies over Valparaiso, Fla., play host to numerous aircraft from multiple branches of the Department of Defense, pilots from the Florida Air National Guard are training aviators on the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter.

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