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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill.

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AFMC commander visits Arnold AFB

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jackie Cowan Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, toured Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, Oct. 15, 2015, with members of the AFMC Community Liaison Program. Hosted by Col. Rod Todaro, commander or the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Pawlikowski and CLP members received briefings, toured facilities and exchanged ideas….

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Air Force awards LRS-B contract

Posted October 30, 2015 by

The Air Force announced today the contract award of Engineering and Manufacturing Development and early production for the Long Range Strike Bomber to Northrop Grumman Corporation. “The LRS-B is critical to national defense and is a top priority for the Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “We face a complex…

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AFMC wingmen continue to take action

Posted October 16, 2015 by Kim Bowden

Air Force Materiel Command’s culture of respect and resiliency is still going strong, and Airmen across the command continue to prove their dedication to that culture through their actions as wingmen. “In AFMC, and across the Air Force, we accomplish our mission as a dedicated team committed to our core values and to each other,”…

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Edwards, JBLM combine efforts for KC-46 first flight, future test support

Posted October 2, 2015 by Jet Fabara 412th

On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Air Force, Boeing and aviation enthusiasts witnessed an important milestone with the first flight of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., to Boeing Field in Seattle.

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KC-46 Tanker aircraft completes first flight for military application

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A KC-46 tanker took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., Sept. 25, 2015. EVERETT, Wash.–The U. S. Air Force and Boeing celebrated an important milestone Sept. 25 when the military version of the KC-46 Tanker Program took to the skies for its…

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F-35 receives first fuel from RAAF tanker

Posted October 2, 2015 by

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter completed its first aerial refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force tanker here Sept. 25.

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Money, manpower and minutes

Posted September 11, 2015 by Commentary by Capt. David Liapis

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.  — I’m about to make a big statement, so pay attention. I believe anything physically possible can be accomplished with the right amount of money, manpower and minutes. That’s right. Anything. Just look at some of the amazing architecture and technology devised by the Romans, Egyptians and others throughout history. Look…

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AFRL engineer named luminary honoree by Hispanic engineer org

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — The 2015 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation is recognizing a member of Team Edwards. 1st Lt. Arcenio Muniz, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be named one of the luminary honorees at the upcoming 27th Annual HENAAC Career Conference happening Oct. 14-18 in Pasadena, California. This year’s theme is “Ignite,…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 28, 2015 by By Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in…

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