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Air Force

AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted March 8, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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Air Force

1,467 selected for promotion to senior master sergeant

Posted March 4, 2016 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected 1,467 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.   To access test and board scores, go to the Virtual Military Personnel Flight via the secure applications page. The selection rate was 12.32 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 533.18. Selectees’ average…

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Aircraft on static display throughout the weekend

Posted March 4, 2016 by

A-10C HH-60G HC-130P EC-130H F-16 F-15C AT-38C T-1 T-6 T-38 AC-130W CV-22 C-5 C-17 KC-10 RC-135 MQ-1 MQ-9 KC-135 B-1B S-3 EA-6B F-4 F-35 E-3 L-39 O-2A P-51 AT-6 CJ-6 C-45 T-28C T-28B Waco UPF7 WWI SE-5 German Jungmann Skybolt Bi-plane British Lightning Harrier GR3 Cessna 182 CBP (UH-60, AS-350, Citation 550, C210) TPD/DPS (Jet…

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EC-130H Compass Call

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The EC-130H Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. The system disrupts enemy command and control communications and limits adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. The Compass Call system employs offensive counter-information and electronic attack (or EA) capabilities in support of U.S. and…

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Wings of Blue: USAF Skydiving Team

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Mission The Wings of Blue have a long standing commitment to personal and organizational excellence as well as a storied history of success. While the airspace that the Wings of Blue operates in is one of the busiest in the world, their drop zone is one of the safest. The primary mission of the Wings…

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HH-60G Pave Hawk

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Mission The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA…

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MP10-0687 HC/MC recapitalization program first flight
Air Force

HC-130J Combat King II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The HC-130J replaces HC-130P/Ns as the only dedicated fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. It is an extended-range version of the C-130J Hercules transport. Its mission is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander directed recovery operations to austere airfields and denied territory for expeditionary, all weather personnel recovery operations to include…

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Air Force

F-35A Lightning II Conventional Takeoff and Landing Variant

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which…

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A long, long time in the air
Air Force

A-10C Thunderbolt II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in…

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T-38 Talon crashes at Sheppard AFB
Air Force

T-38 Talon

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Air Education and Training Command is the primary user of the T-38 for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training. Air Combat Command, Air Force…

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