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Defense

New era of airpower exhibited at world’s largest air show

Posted July 11, 2016 by A1C Zachary Bumpus

Air Force photograph by A1C Zachary Bumpus An F-35A Lightning II flies alongside a P-51 Mustang during a heritage flight at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The air show took place from July 8-10, 2016. RIAT 16 afforded an opportunity for new aircraft, like the F-35, to be…

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Defense

Navy conducts restrained missile firing test for LCS surface-to-surface missile module

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships successfully completed a restrained firing test of the Longbow Hellfire missile for the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module, the Navy announced Oct. 6. The Longbow Hellfire missile has been undergoing developmental testing for incorporation into the SSMM, part of the LCS surface warfare mission package. A major milestone demonstrating…

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16T wind tunnel systems receive significant upgrade

Posted July 13, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Crews remove an old Data Acquisition and Control enclosure from Cart 2 of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T. An effort was launched this fiscal year to bring upgrades to 16T, including the installation of new Data Acquisition and Test Article Control systems and new enclosures for multiple 16T testing carts. Demand for the…

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Defense

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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Defense

AEDC retirees offer advice on 16S return to service

Posted May 11, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Bradley HIcks With the wind tunnel itself serving as the backdrop, AEDC retiree Bill Comer, left, discusses the early days of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16S with engineer Valerie Davenport, a member of the core engineering team assigned to the 16S Return to Service project. Comer was one of eight retirees who…

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Defense

AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

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Defense

Carter announces more U.S. support for Afghan forces

Posted June 17, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

U.S. forces in Afghanistan now will be able to boost support for Afghan conventional forces with more firepower and by accompanying and advising them on the ground and in the air, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said June 15 in Brussels. The secretary spoke during a news conference after this week’s NATO defense ministers conference, his…

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Defense

Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Posted June 27, 2017 by

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds…

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Defense

Goldfein honors Airmen, discusses priorities in Afghanistan visit

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein visited Airmen deployed to Afghanistan on Aug. 12. During his visit, Goldfein recognized several Airmen for outstanding performance and held an all call discussing his top priorities and the future of the Air Force.

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Defense

Flying with DRAGON improves capabilities

Posted May 18, 2016 by Patty Welsh

A recent successful test flight of an upgraded Flight Management System Suite for the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) provides the war fighter with enhanced battle management capabilities.

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