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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted April 5, 2017 by Karen Parrish

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made its presence known for the first time at Northern…

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Tech Report: Fly by Feel

Posted July 26, 2017 by

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.

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309th AMARG the first FAA Military Repair Station in AFSC

Posted October 2, 2017 by

When a severe hailstorm swept through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in February 2016, it left behind 39 severely hail-damaged, Air Force T-1A “Jayhawk” trainer aircraft.

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Davis-Monthan Mission Update PG 5

Posted December 1, 2017 by

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Mission: AMARG has six major mission elements in direct support of the warfighter — the highly skilled 700-member workforce regenerates aircraft (restoring aircraft to flight capability); performs limited depot-level maintenance, complementing the Air Logistics Complexes; and accomplishes aircraft parts reclamation. These are in addition to its historic storage and…

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Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

Posted May 14, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force leaders have announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform,…

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Luck, timing and a little bit of skill

Posted October 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Jim Harkins, 11 years old at the time, soared through the air in a sailplane, wide-eyed and terrified. Surrounded by strange, loud noises, he kept a firm white-knuckle grip on the handles in front of him. At that moment he knew, he was done with flying. All he could think was,…

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Airmen leverage TFI concept

Posted July 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course here at the end of June. Together, Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Hunter, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD program manager and Joshua Nason, General Dynamics Information Technology senior…

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General Courts-Martial for Sexual Assault: How do they work?

Posted May 1, 2015 by Maj. Derek Rowe

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Support for military sexual assault victims and the number of reported offenses have increased in recent years resulting in more investigations and courts-martial involving sexual assault charges. This article describes the general court-martial process and some of the unique aspects with regards to sexual assault cases. One distinct aspect of…

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