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Around the Air Force: Aug. 29

Posted August 29, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Medal of Honor recipient Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s name is unveiled at the Air Force Memorial, Gen. Timothy Ray takes command of Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Forces Cyber joins Air Combat Command.

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Navy establishes U.S. 2nd Fleet, Vice Adm. Lewis assumes command

Posted August 27, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Gary Prill Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis departs through the Navy ceremonial red carpet bullets and sideboys after assuming command of U.S. 2nd Fleet aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). U.S. 2nd Fleet will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces…

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Naval Test Pilot School’s flying classroom takes first flight

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Navy photograph The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School conducts a preflight check of ASTARS III, the school’s newest flying classroom, at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., on Aug. 21. The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Md., conducted its first flight of Airborne Systems Training and Research Support III Aug. 21. The…

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Deep freeze

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Navy photograph by Sarah Burford Following a seven hour flight from Christchurch, New Zealand via a C-17 military transport plane, personnel arriving at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, are greeted by freezing temperatures and clean, pristine air following a seven hour flight from Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Sioux City, USS Wichita

Posted August 24, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships, the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 22. Sioux City and Wichita, respectively, are the 14th and 15th Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) to be delivered to the…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 23

Posted August 24, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, President Donald Trump posthumously awards Tech. Sgt. John Chapman the Medal of Honor and an Air Force Reservist is nominated for promotion to four-star general.

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Sequenced bomber missions to Australia showcase alliance

Posted August 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on a higher headquarters-directed Continuous Bomber Presence mission in support of exercise Pitch Black 18 in Australia’s Northern Territory Aug. 6, 2018 (HST). Bilateral training between the United States and allies like…

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Global Hawk makes historic first landing at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted August 22, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco

An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to Beale Air Force Base, Calif., landed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for Red Flag-Alaska 18-3, Aug. 16.

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DOD identifies Army casualty

Posted August 22, 2018 by

The Department of Defense announced Aug. 21 the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Wash., died Aug. 20, 2018, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq. The incident is under…

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Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

Posted August 22, 2018 by by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh A C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., sits in a paint barn hangar for paint touch-ups Aug. 6, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. California laws prevent Travis Airmen from spray-painting their C-17s, so they brought it to McChord where it is allowed. Renewing…

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