Air Force

June 6, 2014

Air Force News – June 6, 2014

Florida

The 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base etched another mark May 28 on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program by logging its 5,000th combined sortie. More than 15,000 sorties have been flown across all variants of the fifth generation multirole stealth fighter.

Norway

Airmen from the 426th Air Base Squadron recently participated in training alongside rescue crews from the Royal Norwegian air force’s 330th Rescue Squadron. Four Airmen volunteered to serve as stranded seafarers in the frigid North Sea, so the Norwegian aircrew could maintain qualifications and other local naval units could exercise rescue and survival operations.

Israel

During a simulated life-or-death scenario, U.S. and Israeli medical teams completed a medical evacuation exercise May 20. The exercise simulated treating six patients and transporting them to an Israeli hospital and then airlifting them for further care if needed. The purpose of the exercise was to test the U.S. medical team’s ability to keep track of patients from the point of injury to the air evacuation.

Romania

More than 80 Airmen and Soldiers stationed in Germany came together May 9 through 24 to take part in Carpathian Spring 2014 in Bucharest. Three hundred Romanian paratroopers were trained in the two-week period. Members from both militaries shared their perspectives and expertise, improving mission planning and tactics.




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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for th...
 
 

Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

A missing-man formation flyover took place at the Air Force Academy Cemetery April 14, to honor a fallen Airman whose remains were repatriated and laid to rest. Pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 54th Fighter Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, flew it. Capt. Richard Chorlins, U.S. Air Force Academy class...
 
 

Birth of a flagship

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility just before its first flight March 31. This jet is one of several Lightning IIs destined for Luke Air Force Base in the near future after flight testing. Tail number 5056 is scheduled to be the 56th Fighter...
 

 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a Viper

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer A group touring Luke Air Force Base watches as an F-16 Fighting Falcon launches. Both the tower and the mountains are further away than they appear.
 
 

Use, lose leave over 60 days visible on April LES

In 2008, legislation was introduced to increase the number of leave days a member could carry forward at the end of the fiscal year from 60 to 75 days. Every year since, legislation has been introduced to extend the 75-day leave carryover through Sept. 30. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and...
 
 

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