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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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MQ-9A accident investigation report released

Posted May 9, 2018 by

An MQ-9A crashed May 6, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after the ground control station lost downlink from the aircraft on final approach, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released May 7, 2018. The MQ-9A from the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., was being operated…

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B-52H bombers conduct training missions over Alaska, Hawaii

Posted May 7, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., taxis at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, after conducting a routine training mission May 2, 2018. Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) missions are intended to maintain the readiness of U.S. forces. The…

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Looking at the future fight: Joint Warfighting Assessment offers Army ‘triple payoff’

Posted May 7, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Michael Crawford

Readiness. Joint force cooperation. Strengthening the Army of today and tomorrow. These were the elements chosen to create the perfect training exercise. Then the U.S. Army added two extra ingredients to the concoction: the U.S. Air Force's Blue Flag 18 and Combined Resolve X exercises.

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Navy announces establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet

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Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, announced the establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet during a change of command ceremony for U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) in Norfolk, Va., May 4. Second Fleet will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and northern Atlantic Ocean. Additionally,…

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Around the Air Force: May 4

Posted May 7, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, a C-130 Hercules crash is being investigated, medical Airmen get real-world experience in Panama, and Air Mobility Command holds their biannual Phoenix Rally Summit. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.

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Army seeks better, lighter munitions for UAS, attack helicopters, general says

Posted May 4, 2018 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Sean Brady A Soldier with Delta Company, 25th Aviation Regiment inspects the airframe of an MQ-1C Gray Eagle at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The Army needs a family of lightweight, longer-range precision munitions to fire from its fleet of unmanned aerial systems and attack helicopters, said Maj. Gen. Frank Tate. Tate,…

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Team helps keep KC-135 fleet viable and relevant

Posted May 4, 2018 by Brian Brackens

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Keith Reed A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, 91st Air Refueling Squadron, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., flies a training mission over central Florida. The KC-135’s principal mission is air refueling. This asset greatly enhances the U. S. Air Force’s capability to accomplish its…

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DoD Official: Lethality, Readiness Drive Acquisition and Sustainment Reform

Posted May 4, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Navy photograph The F-35C Lightning II designated CF-2 completed the final system development and demonstration flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 11, 2018. The aircraft, assigned to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, completed a mission to collect loads data while carrying external 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions and AIM-9X…

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Investments focus on more lethal Force, Navy secretary says

Posted May 4, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

Navy photograph by PO2 Scott Swofford FGS Hessen, right, and USS Forrest Sherman conduct a strait transit with USS Harry S. Truman through the Strait of Gibraltar, April 27, 2018. Truman is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. The naval enterprise…

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