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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted September 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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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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Goldfein honors Airmen, discusses priorities in Afghanistan visit

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein visited Airmen deployed to Afghanistan on Aug. 12. During his visit, Goldfein recognized several Airmen for outstanding performance and held an all call discussing his top priorities and the future of the Air Force.

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U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

Posted June 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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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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Large force exercise tests software, range

Posted May 4, 2016 by

For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.

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RQ-4 Global Hawks arrive at Misawa AB

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 1, 2018, for a temporary intra-theater routine deployment. The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen,…

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USS Ronald Reagan departs for sea trials

Posted May 8, 2017 by

The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) May 7, 2017. Ronald Reagan’s crew shifted colors at 11:54 a.m. and made way to conduct sea trials in the final phase of the ship’s selective restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period, which began January 10. “I am extremely…

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KC-135s surpass 100,000 combat hours

Posted January 8, 2016 by TSgt. Terrica Y. Jones

The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

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AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine

Posted August 10, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems, has brought about the reopening of the AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base., Tenn.

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