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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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Air Force, Navy team up for joint RPA maritime integration training

Posted May 11, 2016 by SrA. Christian Clausen

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy participated in the annual Fleet Synthetic Training — Joint (FST-J) 16-72, a joint maritime training exercise April 25-29, 2016, at Point Loma Naval Station, San Diego, and Yokosuka, Japan. The exercise provided an opportunity for the two services to integrate MQ-1 Predator capabilities with maritime operations for familiarization…

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Officials announce first DOD-wide audit, call for budget certainty

Posted December 11, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 7, 2017. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist and chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White spoke during the Pentagon news conference, in which they also addressed the possibility of a government shutdown when the continuing resolution that has…

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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted February 19, 2016 by SrA. David Bernal Del Agua

Courtesy photograph SrA. Jonathan Nigl, left, a 384th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Maj. Robert Bradley and Capt. Nathanial Beer, both 384th ARS pilots, pose for a photo in front of their aircraft. A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of…

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Deployed airmen celebrate Thanksgiving downrange

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Force protection sentries from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron head out to work on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. While many squadrons allowed their members to celebrate Thanksgiving while deployed, the mission did not stop.   Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine…

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35th FS Pantons launch into Cobra Gold 19, historic redeployment to Thai base

Posted February 15, 2019 by

Air Force photograph U.S. Air Force 35th Fighter Squadron pilots enjoys first moment with Royal Thai Air Force personnel after arrival for Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, Feb. 6, 2019. Cobra Gold is the largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part…

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Pentagon: More sex harassment, retribution cases in military

Posted May 2, 2018 by Lolita C. Baldor

More U.S. service members said they faced retribution for filing sexual assault or harassment complaints last year than in 2016, according to an annual Pentagon report released April 30, as the Defense Department saw a growing number of sexual misconduct cases. According to the report, there were 146 reports of retaliation last year, compared to…

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Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

Posted April 28, 2017 by David Vergun

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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San Diego homeport for two new LCS class ships

Posted December 28, 2015 by

The Navy announced Dec. 23 the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer 2016. Detroit is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Montgomery is an Independence-class…

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Hill Airmen, aircraft progress together as F-35A program matures

Posted August 3, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 2. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill are participating in Red Flag 17-01. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This…

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