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All global strike bombers deploy to Andersen, maintain stability in PACOM theater

Posted August 12, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Richard Ebensberger A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. The occasion marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bombers were positioned to simultaneously conduct operations…

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B-52 deploys to Europe

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Greg Steele An Air Force Reserve Command B-52H Stratofortress takes on for an evening mission on June 8, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and is at Nellis in support of the 340th Weapons Squadron….

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AFRL discovering what’s “bugging” military aircraft

Posted September 14, 2016 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph Air Force Research Laboratory biological materials and processing research team members perform sample tests of various aircraft locations at the conclusion of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System process. As any aircraft maintainer can attest, corrosion is a major factor affecting the overall health of military aircraft. Anything from changing temperatures to…

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F-35 fires first operational air-to-air missile

Posted October 3, 2016 by Senior Airman Solomon Cook

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 became the first operational F-35 Lightning II squadron to fire an air-to-air missile Sept. 15, during a 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 18

Posted October 21, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the secretary of the Air Force approves incentive pay for assignments to Turkey and the 480th Fighter Squadron is welcomed home.

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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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