Defense

USS John S. McCain leaves dry dock, continues repairs in Yokosuka

Posted November 28, 2018 by

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) achieved a major milestone this week as it successfully launched from dry dock and moored pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 27. This milestone is an important step in the ongoing effort to repair and restore one of the U.S. Navy’s most capable platforms, and reflects nearly a…

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Eglin AFB adds another bird of prey

Posted November 28, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. A 325th Fighter Wing F-22A Raptor touches down at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 20. The first six Raptors arrived to their temporary home at Eglin from Tyndall Air Force Base. This move is part of mission shift by the Air Force as Hurricane Michael recovery efforts…

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BACN improves communication for deployed troops

Posted November 28, 2018 by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois

There is an aircraft that is so unique, you can only find it in one place -- not even the pilots who fly the aircraft can touch it until they are deployed to this specific location.

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QF-16 delivered to hurricane-ravaged Tyndall AFB

Posted November 21, 2018 by Maj. Ashley Conner

Air Force photograph by Capt. David McLellan Boeing delivered a QF-16 to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. on Oct. 24. The QF-16 enables live fire weapons testing during Combat Archer. Combat Archer evaluations are conducted to prepare and evaluate operational fighter squadrons’ readiness for combat operations. The program evaluates all phases of combat operations from…

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Hill AFB conducts Combat Power exercise

Posted November 21, 2018 by

The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, and launched 35 F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.

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Hill AFB F-35 drops GBU-49 in combat training

Posted November 19, 2018 by

Air Force photograph A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron drops a GBU-39 bomb from an F-35A Lightning II Nov. 7. 2018. The 34th FS is the first unit to employ the GBU-39 in combat training. The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently returned…

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B-1 CBM+ goes live!

Posted November 19, 2018 by Brad Biagini

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s B-1 Program Office in coordination with the Product Support Engineering Division and C-5 community, is leading the way as an initial pilot program participant for Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+).

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USS Sioux City ‘brought to life’ at U.S. Naval Academy

Posted November 19, 2018 by Cmdr. Patrick Evans

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Nov. 17, 2018.

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Future USS Michael Monsoor, HMS Queen Elizabeth conduct PHOTOEX

Posted November 19, 2018 by Lt. Rob Rienheimer

Navy photograph by PO1 John Philip Wagner Jr. Capt. Scott M. Smith, commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) communicates with the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) via handheld radio during a photo exercise. The future USS Michael Monsoor is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and…

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AMC commander priorities highlight Airlift Tanker Association Symposium

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, addresses Airmen during the closing address during the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 27, 2018. “You make me excited about our future because you will help define, shape and execute those things that matter to our success as…

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