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U.S. Air Force Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia

Posted December 6, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands at Andersen AFB, Guam, Dec. 4, 2017. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a continuous bomber presence mission on return to Andersen Air Force…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 5

Posted December 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, we take a look at the Hurricane Hunters’ mission and this month marks the 66th anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

Posted December 4, 2017 by David Vergun

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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NAVAIR putting virtual reality in new flight trainers

Posted December 4, 2017 by Jeff Newman

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to leverage virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers that are deployable, improve fidelity, make better use of actual training flights and save money. The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office is currently developing new trainers for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter and T-45…

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Joint space forces restructure, AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC

Posted December 4, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, becomes the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, became the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, taking operational responsibility for…

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted December 4, 2017 by by Devon L. Suits

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 1

Posted December 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred location for a new MQ-9 Reaper wing is selected, continuation pay rates are announced for the Blended Retirement System (BRS), and Exercise Lightning Focus is taking place in Australia.

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Hawks Fly Solo

Posted December 1, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Junk

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Junk A student MQ-9 pilot from the 6th Attack Squadron prepares for his first solo flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 7, 2017. Solo flights build confidence, airmanship and a crew mentality more than academic classroom discussion, or under direct instructor supervision in the cockpit. Holloman…

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Hurricane Hunters close intense 2017 season

Posted December 1, 2017 by

As massive spirals of lightning, wind and rain, hurricanes are some of the most dangerous and destructive forces in nature. And the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, based at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., fly directly into the center of them. During the 2017 season, which ended Nov. 30, the Hurricane Hunters, officially known as…

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Airman brings Reaper, ISR capabilities closer together

Posted November 29, 2017 by Lori A. Bultman

Among the exceptional Airmen of the 25th Air Force are many inspirational leaders, motivators and innovators. Staff Sgt. Nick, 526th Intelligence Squadron (Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.) noncommissioned officer in charge of Distributed Mission Site Flight Operations, is one of those unique Airmen. Through his observations and insight, Nick drew upon expert knowledge and past…

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