Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim
Defense

NATO partners close out Saber Strike 16

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim A U.S. Army soldier holds the U.S. flag during a closing ceremony at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, June 21, 2016. U.S. forces in Europe participated in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010….

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Benjamin Sutton
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Pacific Thunder tests combat search, rescue capabilities

Posted October 23, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin Sutton

A bilateral exercise involving combat search and rescue drills ended Oct. 23 after nearly two weeks of constant training between U.S. and South Korean forces.

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Defense

C-17 crews help realign assets to Afghanistan

Posted February 9, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson

Late in January, at an altitude of nearly 30,000 feet, a 174-foot long aircraft cuts through the air with more than 40,000 pounds of thrust per engine.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 22

Posted August 23, 2017 by

On this look Around the Air Force the new Space Operations Directorate has achieved operating capability, the Pathfinder Initiative protects cyberspace assets, and starting Sept. 1st, 2017, the Express Scripts Tricare pharmacy home delivery program begins.

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Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland

Posted January 18, 2017 by

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Md., in December.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
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U.S. officials studying force size in Afghanistan, Dunford says

Posted May 13, 2017 by Jim Garamone

No decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters in Israel Tuesday.

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AF Materiel Command to transition to AcqDemo

Posted December 16, 2015 by Stacey Geiger

About 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command non-bargaining unit civilian employees will transition to the Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project pay system in June 2016, according to AFMC officials. “This is a win-win for both employees and managers. It will support employee personal and professional growth, and for supervisors, it will give them more control and…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz
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Unmanned QF-16 and Navy F-18s face off

Posted October 3, 2016 by Capt. Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz An unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron lands on an auxiliary runway at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016. The QF-16 is used by the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group for unmanned aerial target training programs and data collection for…

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Jammer Increment 1 approved to enter engineering, manufacturing development

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 received the official go-ahead to after the next phase of development April 5 when the Milestone Decision Authority signed the Acquisition Decision Memorandum. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, determined that the system’s proposed cost, schedule and performance objectives adhered to the proposed…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson
Defense

U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre

Posted June 2, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson A B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 1, 2017. Bomber missions in the European theatre enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the Air Force’s always-ready global strike…

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