Defense

Guard Bureau Chief: 965 Guard troops deployed to U.S.-Mexico border

Posted April 18, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

There are 965 National Guard troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told a Senate panel April 17. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel spoke at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on defense. On April 4, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation directing the Defense…

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

Posted April 18, 2018 by

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Posted April 18, 2018 by Lori Yerdon

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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80 F-35s delivered, thousands more in the works; ‘We own the fight,’ says admiral

Posted April 16, 2018 by

With U.S. F-35 squadrons getting underway and international partners receiving and flying their own versions of the cutting-edge platform, the F-35 program is operating at a full sprint.

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Bringing B-52 future faster

Posted April 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright A B-52 Stratofortress, designated for Operational Test by an “OT” tail flash, idles alongside another B-52 on the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2018. Before new equipment or software upgrades are fielded for the B-52, the 419th Flight Test Squadron and then…

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A-10 Thunderbolt accident investigation released

Posted April 13, 2018 by

Two A-10C’s collided over the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept 6, 2017, due to the unintentional failure to adhere to established altitude and deconfliction procedures, according to Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released April 12. Both pilots ejected and suffered minor injuries, and both aircraft were destroyed upon impact. The cost of…

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F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

Posted April 13, 2018 by

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Around the Air Force: April 11

Posted April 13, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Thunderbird pilot in the F-16 Fighting Falcon crash is identified, Airmen participated in an African partnership flight in Senegal, and the Air Force is analyzing unexplained physiological events with the T-6 Texan training platform.

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VCSAF highlights speed, innovation as keys to victory in future war

Posted April 11, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson emphasized Airmen will continue leading the way in preparing for the future of war and highlighted the importance of speed, connectivity and innovation during the 2018 Future of War Conference April 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

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Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers

Posted April 11, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Chief engineers with the Air Force Research Laboratory tour von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility Tunnel D during their annual Systems Engineering Program Management (SEPM) meeting. The SEPM was held at Arnold AFB for the first time ever in early March. Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee marked a first in its nearly…

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