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Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases

Posted January 27, 2017 by Lori A. Bultman

The silent war fighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, Jan. 24 through Feb. 10.

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Navy names ship in honor of Robert F. Kennedy

Posted September 21, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Sept. 20 that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class…

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Defense

Final flight farewells Phantom

Posted December 27, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Rosine

The F-4 Phantom II entered military service to the Air Force in 1963. In the early years, it served as the primary fighter-bomber of the Air Force until aircraft production ended in 1979.

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

Posted July 19, 2017 by Sgt. Tyler Meister

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment

Posted March 24, 2017 by

The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure. The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation Campaign run by the…

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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag

Posted February 1, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron [Moody Air Force Base, Ga.] prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03 from Jan. 13-27, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Defense

National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget

Posted March 16, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.

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Pax River ITF to conduct first-time trials onboard partner nation’s carrier

Posted August 29, 2018 by

Navy photograph by Arnel Parker Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Andrew Edgell, test pilot at the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, performs a ski jump Aug. 13, 2018, at NAS Patuxent River with an F-35B test jet as part of the workups to prepare for First of Class Flight Trials (Fixed Wing) aboard HMS…

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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Posted June 21, 2017 by AP

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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