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Dec. 16 marks anniversary of Vandenberg’s first nuclear-capable launch

Posted December 14, 2018 by Bill Medema

On Nov. 6, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., down the Western Test Range over the Pacific Ocean.

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Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps readiness

Posted December 14, 2018 by David Vergun

Navy photograph by PO3 Jason Isaacs The future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning…

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Bunch nominated to command AFMC

Posted December 14, 2018 by

Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. has been nominated by President Trump for a fourth star to become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He currently serves as Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The…

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SM-3 Block IIA successfully intercepts IRBM target during operational test

Posted December 12, 2018 by

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy Sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03.

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Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) launched at Bath Iron Works

Posted December 12, 2018 by

General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works photograph Following a multi-day process that includes moving the ship from the land level facility to the dry dock, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is made ready before flooding of the dry dock at General Dynamic-Bath Iron Works shipyard, and subsequent launching of the third Zumwalt-class destroyer. The…

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Air Force proposes to base F-35s at Tyndall AFB

Posted December 10, 2018 by

Following the damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., caused by Hurricane Michael, the Air Force is recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the base to prepare to receive the F-35 Lighenting II fighter at the north Florida installation.

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B-21 Raider program holds weapons system critical design review

Posted December 10, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force successfully held a critical design review of the B-21 weapon system November 28-30, 2018. The event served as a multi-disciplined technical review that ensured the Air Force’s newest bomber has a stable and mature design as the program moves forward into manufacturing and flight test. According to Air Force leadership, the…

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

Posted December 10, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Tracking Santa

Posted December 10, 2018 by

The North American Aerospace Command is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada. They’re so serious about their job that not even Santa gets a free pass when he delivers his gifts on Christmas. Find out how they accomplish this amazing feat.

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Thunderbirds release 2019/2020 show season schedule

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about. The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground…

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