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One step closer to combat …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal Gun Airborne Unit-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system during a California test flight Oct. 30. This milestone was the first in a series of test flights to functionally evaluate the in-flight operation of the F-35A’s internal 25mm gun throughout its…

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Red Alert courtesy of 57th Wing

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Lt. Col. Zach Manning, 64th Aggressor Squadron director of operations, checks the electronic countermeasure pod. The ECM pod is used to replicate advisory tactics. Photos by Airman Pedro Mota Staff Sgt. Zachary Jones preps the 64th Aggressor Squadron flagship Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. Both the crew chief and pilot conduct prelaunch checks…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon: Tried and True Blue

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. Features In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 23, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Luke members journey to World Youth Day

Posted October 7, 2016 by by LORIE LAGANG-LEWIS

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Luke Air Force Base Catholic Community sent 13 youth and three leaders to World Youth Day July 21 through Aug. 6, which was held in Krakow, Poland. The theme for this year’s WYD was Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” World Youth Day,…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Posted January 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks about her priorities during her tenure.

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Around the Air Force: March 1

Posted March 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1, the trials for the Air Force Warrior Games are underway, and a C-5 Galaxy transported Apache helicopters for the Army.

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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted May 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted June 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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Cold War and war in Korea

Posted September 1, 2017 by

In practice, the Army Air Forces became virtually independent of the Army during World War II, but its leaders wanted formal independence. In November 1945, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became Army Chief of Staff, while Gen. Carl Spaatz began to assume the duties of Commanding General, Army Air Forces, in anticipation of Arnold’s announced retirement….

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