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First F-35B power module, engine swap take place on USS America

Posted November 10, 2016 by PO1 Benjamin Wooddy

The F-35B Lightning II completed a new milestone during its third and final Developmental Test Phase (DT-III) by successfully completing the first power module and engine swap at sea in the hangar bay of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

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Newly redesigned TF33 engine tested at Arnold AFB

Posted December 5, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

Testing of the TF33 Pratt and Whitney engine is being conducted at Arnold Engineering Development Center to verify and validate newly redesigned components of the engine.

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AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as the preferred location for next F-35A base

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., will be considered as…

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X-47B departs Pax River

Posted January 30, 2017 by

Navy photograph An X-47B unmanned aircraft departed NAS Patuxent River, Md. Jan.26 for cross country trip back to Northrop Grumman’s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif.  As part of the Unmanned Carrier Air System-Demonstration (UCAS-D) program, the X-47B demonstrated technologies to support the Navy’s unmanned carrier aviation efforts. The second X-47B aircraft will make the same trip next…

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Networked mission command requires ‘seamless framework,’ say Army leaders

Posted February 15, 2017 by Devon Suits

The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks -- all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods.

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Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing

Posted March 20, 2017 by Capt. Lyndsey Horn

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.

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F-35As fly in formation above UTTR

Posted April 5, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation after refueling above the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017.

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It’s time to move past incremental modernization in aviation, says major general

Posted May 1, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army must move past incremental modernization to existing systems and make the leap forward to new capabilities if it wants to maintain overmatch against adversaries, said Maj. Gen. Robert Marion.

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Senior enlisted leaders place wreath at tomb to Mark Armed Forces Day

Posted May 23, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Senior enlisted leaders place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 20, 2017, in honor of Armed Forces Day. The senior enlisted leaders of the Defense Department and the Coast Guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery May…

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USS George H.W. Bush CSG conducts strikes from Mediterranean

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Christopher Gaines An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 6, 2017. George H.W. Bush is conducting naval…

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