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Red Flag-Alaska 18-3 takes off early August

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Winn An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off prior to a sortie as part of Red Flag-Alaska 18-2, June 11, 2018. Red Flag Alaska provides large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. Red Flag-Alaska 18-3,…

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F-22s Back to Europe

Posted October 11, 2017 by

he U.S. Air Force has deployed F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, for a flying training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe-based U.S. aircraft and NATO allies.

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Nellis AFB hosts Red Flag 18-1

Posted March 2, 2018 by John Battey

Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada has just hosted the first Red Flag exercise of 2018. The traditional participants — the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corp and U.S. Army — were joined by our two closest allies Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Program office celebrates T-38C mod completion

Posted February 1, 2017 by Richard W. Essary

The $50 million VDTS/SBIS program upgraded the aircraft’s video recording capabilities and added a new speed brake position indicator that didn’t previously exist.

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NAWCWD teams complete second Innovation Challenge, offer war fighter solutions

Posted November 30, 2016 by

Two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams, Urban Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (URSA) at Point Mugu, Calif., and Swarm View at China Lake, Calif., wrapped up their projects for the Naval Air Systems Command’s second annual Innovation Challenge on Oct. 12.

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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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Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Michael Peterson An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Minuteman system has been in service for 60 years. Through continuous upgrades, including new production versions, improved targeting systems, and enhanced accuracy, today’s Minuteman…

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted May 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Posted October 31, 2016 by Sean Clements

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Melissa Estevez Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses modernization and how mobility Airmen enable the fight during the 48th Annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 28, 2015. The symposium served as a key professional development forum for Mobility Air Forces Airmen by enabling direct…

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AF tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

Posted July 27, 2018 by Shireen Bedi

Air Force photograph A U.S. Air Force Physiology technician temporarily assigned to the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support unit buckles his oxygen mask as he prepares for a High Altitude, Low Open parachute jump from a C-130 Hercules at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Nov. 16, 2016. To lower risks…

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