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Around the Air Force: Oct. 11

Posted October 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force hurricane cleanup efforts continue and the Pacific Air Forces Commander discusses PACAF’s mission.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Posted October 9, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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USS Washington brought to life, commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

Posted October 9, 2017 by

The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th…

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Posted October 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Air Force photograph by Wayne A. Clark Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017. Wilson highlighted the need to invest in our Airmen, readiness, modernization and the future of space operations. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the…

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Pentagon begins another fiscal year under continuing resolution

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff, brief the media at the Pentagon, Oct. 5, 2017. Pentagon officials bemoaned the fact that the Defense Department is starting another fiscal year under a…

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Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3 for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.

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Hill’s 4th FS/AMU receives first F-35A

Posted October 4, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Hundreds cheered the historic arrival of the 4th Fighter Squadron’s and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s first F-35A as tail number 5133 landed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 27 and taxied into Hotel Row. 

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Dunford: New operational construct in Afghanistan should break stalemate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The new South Asia strategy should break the stalemate in Afghanistan and make the United States, its allies and its partners more secure, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee Oct. 3. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the panel he agreed with the NATO commander in Afghanistan,…

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Effects of South Asia strategy already being felt, Mattis tells Senate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Army Sgt. James K. McCann Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2017. Mattis testified alongside Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The certainty engendered by President Donald…

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F-35B hot loads with AIM-120s

Posted October 4, 2017 by Pfc. Ethan Pumphret

Hot-loading is when an aircraft lands and has ordnance loaded while the engine is still running. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted a hot-load in F-35B Lightning II’s at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. on Sept. 21, 2017.

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