Defense

Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

Posted December 6, 2018 by

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted August 26, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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F-35A completes first live air-to-air ‘kill’ test

Posted August 3, 2016 by

The F-35 Lightning II advanced its combat capability by launching an air-to-air missile and directly hitting a drone over a military test range off the California coast July 28.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Defense

Honorary commanders receive orders for ‘Deployedistan’

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders geared up for a simulated 179-day deployment to "Deployedistan" in a fast-paced deployment processing orientation tour Nov. 6. The group arrived just before noon, and by 3:30 p.m., they were being loaded on a C-17 and issued "deployment" dog tags.

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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is the first of five being built for NATO. Northrop Grumman and their industrial partners joined community leaders at Northrop’s Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for…

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