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F-16C accident investigation released

Posted October 27, 2017 by

Improper assembly of the main engine control caused a F-16C to be destroyed upon impacting the ground southwest of Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 5, 2017, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today. The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries. The aircraft, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed. The…

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Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation.

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40th flies with Formidable Shield

Posted October 25, 2017 by Samuel King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen Senior Airman Clinton Begnoche, from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, marshals out Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a test pilot from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, during a local area orientation flight. Aircrew from the 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin Air…

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HAW C-17 air refueling training

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano A C-17 Globemaster III flies behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 during an aerial-refueling training exercise over Germany, Oct. 19, 2017. The C-17 was operated by the Heavy Airlift Wing, Papa Air Base, Hungary, which is comprised of approximately 145 personnel from 12 nations.   Air…

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Like Soldiers, Army robots will one day follow commander intent

Posted October 25, 2017 by David Vergun

While robots today operate under the direct supervision of dedicated controllers, the Army is hoping to one day take advantage of robots with more autonomy, said Dr. Stuart Young.

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100th ARW refuels Swiss F-18s

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Justine Rho Three Swiss air force F-18 Hornets fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall, England, after aerial refueling, Oct. 20, 2017. Four F-18s received fuel during a training mission over Germany.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman…

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USS Anchorage conducts HIMARS shoot during Dawn Blitz 2017

Posted October 23, 2017 by PO3 Abigail Raider

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22.

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B-1Bs conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX 17

Posted October 23, 2017 by

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force photograph Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, fly alongside a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Oct. 21, 2017. Following the flight with Koku Jieitai the…

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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Posted October 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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