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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted May 25, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force the famed Memphis Belle is unveiled at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

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UK’s HMS Queen Elizabeth ship’s crew finally meet the F-35B

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Members of the Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) got their first live peek at the F-35B Lightning II during a visit May 14-18, 2018, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Members of the flying control and flight deck control teams aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth…

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Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

Posted May 23, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph The Rolls-Royce engine is set up here in free-jet mode inside the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of this high-bypass engine, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing. Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow…

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Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Posted May 23, 2018 by Kat Bailey

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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AFRL unveils “one-stop” technology licensing

Posted May 23, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph The Air Force Research Laboratory is launching Express Licensing, a one-stop shopping approach that allows entrepreneurs to discover available AFRL-developed technologies and quickly and easily determine if a licensing opportunity fits their capabilities. Pictured here are voxelated liquid crystal elastomers, a shape-changeable soft material technology available on the Express Licensing website. The Air…

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One E-8C JSTARS to undergo organic depot maintenance

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parson An E-8C Joint STARS flies over Robins Air Force Base, Ga., during a training mission, March 9, 2018. The 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, flies the E-8C Joint STARS providing manned joint airborne command and control, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and combat support…

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

Posted May 21, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Defense

Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

Posted May 21, 2018 by 1st Lt. Erin Recanzone

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon An Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano taxis to a parking spot March 6, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The aircraft is highly maneuverable, and capable of operating in austere environments and rugged terrain. Since March 22, 2018, the Afghan Air Force has both introduced and…

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FRC East milestone in F-35 maintenance

Posted May 21, 2018 by MARINE CORPS AIR STATION

Navy photograph FRC East has now received, modified and delivered its first U. S. Navy F-35C Lightning II. The aircraft returned to U. S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 101 located at Eglin Air Force Base May 17, 2018. Fleet Readiness Center East achieved another accomplishment for its support of the F-35 Lightning II program May…

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