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U.S. Air Force B-52s train with U.S. Navy P-8s in East China Sea

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are a key component to improving combined and joint service…

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Hill Airmen, aircraft progress together as F-35A program matures

Posted August 3, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 2. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill are participating in Red Flag 17-01. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This…

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Air Force charts course for next generation ISR dominance

Posted August 3, 2018 by

On Aug. 2, the Air Force released the Next Generation Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Dominance Flight Plan, an encompassing strategy about how the service maintains and enhances decisive advantage amidst the reemergence of great power competition and rapid technological change in the digital era.   “We’re the best in the world,” said Lt. Gen. Dash…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 2

Posted August 3, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, 16 years after making the ultimate sacrifice Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and Pacific Air Forces welcomes a new commander.

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Red Flag-Alaska 18-3 takes off early August

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Winn An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off prior to a sortie as part of Red Flag-Alaska 18-2, June 11, 2018. Red Flag Alaska provides large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. Red Flag-Alaska 18-3,…

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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

Posted August 1, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability. Those new technologies are now slated for transition to programs of record, representing a culmination of three years of effort by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center to improve command post capability. A primary…

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Fabrication begins on amphibious assault ship Richard M. McCool, Jr.

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD-17 San Antonio class ship, LPD-29, July 30, at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “We are excited to commence fabrication on the 13th and final ship of the LPD-17 Flight I…

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California Army National Guard activates for Carr Fire

Posted August 1, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza

Army photograph by Eddie Sigenza Sgt. Jesus Valencia and Spc. Cameron Hodges of the California Army National Guard’s 270th Military Police Company, 185th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, secure a checkpoint July 29, 2018 at the Keswick Dam in Redding, Calif., shortly after the Carr Fire passed through the area. REDDING, Calif.–First on…

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Eco-friendly engine wash technology nears final phase of performance testing

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Fleet Readiness Centers East and Southeast engineers are completing the ground work to prepare Naval Air Systems Command for acquisition of a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier technology for cleaning engines.

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U.S., Japan bomber-fighter integration training showcases strength of alliance

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Air Force photograph Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers and two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15 fighters execute a routine bilateral training mission in the vicinity of Japan, July 26, 2017. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) operations, which are a key component to…

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