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USS George HW Bush begins fast cruise

Posted July 20, 2016 by PO2 Kirk Putnam

Navy photograph by PO2 Ryan Seelbach Sailors conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). FOD walkdowns are performed to remove objects on the deck that could damage a jet engine’s intake, compressor blades or related components. GHWB is participating in a…

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

Posted January 10, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

The Sierra Nevada Corporationā€™s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

Posted August 26, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to completeĀ the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Soldiers bid farewell to Army’s oldest unmanned aircraft

Posted December 23, 2015 by Dave Conrad

The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight at West Fort Hood, Texas, as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

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UH-60s catch a ride home on a Super Galaxy

Posted March 27, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho A U.S. Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 501st Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division taxis a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk toward a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy for transport March 14, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The soldiers was deployed to Europe…

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DOD releases policy for civilian employee Phased Retirement Program

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Defense Department officials June 22 released a departmentwide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity. As more employees become eligible for retirement, the program will assist DOD components and agencies with the…

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McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

Posted April 24, 2017 by by Ashley M. Wright

When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Strike Eagle still soars after 30 years

Posted December 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton

The U.S. Air Force considers the F-15E Strike Eagle to be one of the most proficient multi-role, air-to-air and air-to-ground strike fighters active today since its maiden flight Dec. 11, 1986.

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted March 6, 2017 by Capt. Malcolm Rios

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 26

Posted October 30, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen with the 354th Fighter Wing out of Eielson AFB, Alaska started Exercise Arctic Gold 18-1, and additional pilot positions are open to Air National Guard and Reserve Pilots.

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