Air Force

July 27, 2018
 

Around the Air Force: July 26

On this look Around the Air Force, F-22 pilots practice firing live missiles during exercise Combat Archer. Air Mobility Command is accepting applications for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new aviator technical track program, and the Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center.




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Pegasus connects with fifth-generation fighter

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner A KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker from the 418th Flight Test Squadron connects with an F-35 Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron Jan. 22 during a test sortie over California. It...
 
 

Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo...
 
 

Tech Report: New tech for boom operators

As the new KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft comes on line, boom operators will have a whole new way of getting the job done.