Air Force

July 6, 2018

Rhode Island air show …


Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Staff Sgt. Zachary Madera, F-35 Heritage Flight Team crew chief, marshals an F-35A Lightning II June 7 at the Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, R.I. The F-35 HFT performed in the Rhode Island Air Show on June 9 and 10, and will perform at 13 air shows around the world throughout the season. The HFT requires one pilot and 12 maintainers, a compilation of active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen, to showcase the world’s most technologically advanced fifth generation fighter aircraft.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

New 56th Communications Squadron facility to open in 2020

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Oscar Siqueiros, Army Corps of Engineers project manager discusses building plans for the new 56th Communication Squadron building, Jan. 14, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz....

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