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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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USS Milwaukee fires missiles, kicks off LCS missile module development testing

Posted May 18, 2018 by

The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11. The Milwaukee fired four longbow hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets. During the evolution, the ship’s crew executed a scenario simulating a complex warfighting environment, utilized radar and other…

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Thunderbirds show season to resume at JBLE

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, has authorized the resumption of Thunderbird performances starting at Air Power over Hampton Roads at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 19-20, 2018. Holmes made this determination based on recommendations of leadership from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, 57th Wing and U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Posted May 18, 2018 by Diane House

Photograph by Maria T. Rodriguez Diane House briefs contract opportunities with the Army before a packed house of small and large industry representatives during an acquisition forecast open house May 1 in Barstow, California. Approximately 120 business representatives took part in the event. House is a small business specialist with the Mission and Installation Contracting…

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Hill engine shop reaches a milestone in engine restoration for the F-35 Lightning II

Posted May 16, 2018 by Anthony S. Wallace

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd From left: Marcus Moore, Korey Blundy, Warren Flick, Dustin Troutman and Rick Emlet stand in front of a Pratt and Whitney F135 turbofan engine used in all variants of the F-35 Lightning II April 25, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A little known shop within the…

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Air Force science, technology 2030 campaign: Your ideas will shape Air Force of tomorrow

Posted May 16, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Research Laboratory continues its support of the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 initiative and joined with Indiana University to host a listening forum at the university’s Bloomington, Ind., campus May 10-11. Indiana University is one of six universities to host these types of listening forums as part of the S&T campaign,…

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B-52 train alongside RAAF in Northern Territory, Australia

Posted May 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, supporting the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative, April 6, 2018. Sequenced flights…

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APTO seeks innovative tech solutions

Posted May 16, 2018 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, known as APTO, is reaching out to innovative entrepreneurs to help build the future of energy resiliency.

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NORAD: 60 years of keeping North America safe, vice chairman says

Posted May 14, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The legacy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began 60 years ago when the threat of nuclear attack was real. The threat of attack from Soviet bombers and missiles was what citizens experienced every day.

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