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Malmstrom tests Minuteman III with launch from Vandenberg

Posted September 7, 2016 by Carla Pampe

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle Sept. 5 from Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

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Global U-2 flying operations not impacted by recent crash

Posted September 26, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo A U- 2 approaches an altitude near 70,000 feet above California, March 23, 2016. Worldwide flying operations for the U-2 have not been impacted as a result of a recent crash at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016. Worldwide flying operations for the U-2…

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15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry

Posted October 17, 2016 by Capt. Katrina Cheesman and Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

On Oct. 14, 2001, the rubble of the twin towers was still smoldering and rescue crews continued working through the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when special tactics set out help liberate the Afghanistan people, alongside U.S. Army Special Forces teams and Afghan Northern Alliance fighters.

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NAWCWD celebrates 70 years at Point Mugu

Posted October 31, 2016 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and nearly 200 community members and alumni marked 70 years of history at Point Mugu, Calif., during a ceremony in Hangar 324 on Oct. 27.

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Mission continues through Christmas

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Members of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participate in a white elephant gift exchange Dec. 25, 2016 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission continued over the holiday, but service members took time to celebrate the holiday by talking with their families and spending time with their…

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AETC loads, releases first live bombs from F-35A

Posted January 25, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017.

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Air Force awards STPSat-6 payload integration contract to Orbital ATK

Posted February 8, 2017 by

The Space and Missiles Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded a sole-source contract for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6) payload integration services to Orbital ATK, Feb. 3, 2017. The STPSat-6 spacecraft will be the primary payload on the STP-3 mission expected to launch no earlier than June 2019. The STPSat-6…

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Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing

Posted March 20, 2017 by Capt. Lyndsey Horn

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.

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F-35As fly in formation above UTTR

Posted April 5, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation after refueling above the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017.

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