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Boeing begins assembly of first KC-46 tanker aircraft

Posted July 3, 2013 by

Boeing workers in Everett, Wash., recently loaded the first wing spar for the first U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker, starting production of that aircraft and achieving another milestone toward delivering 179 tankers during the next 14 years. The KC-46A is based on the commercial 767-200ER, a proven airframe in service as an airliner,…

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Army updates ‘eyes’ of Apache helicopters

Posted July 3, 2013 by Sofia Bledsoe

The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters. The Apache Sensors Product Office has accepted delivery of the new Modernized Day Sensor Assembly Laser Rangefinder Designator, or LRFD, the first component to be fielded in the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly. The laser represents increased capability to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation…

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Third F-35 for the U.K. arrives at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted July 3, 2013 by

The third Lockheed Martin F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing Lightning II for the United Kingdom arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 25 where it will be used for pilot and maintainer training. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Roger Hardy piloted the aircraft known as BK-3 (ZM137) on its 90-minute ferry flight from the Lockheed…

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Centcom undertakes massive logistical drawdown

Posted July 3, 2013 by Donna Miles

Two years ago, as commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III was marching against a strict Dec. 31, 2011 deadline to complete the largest logistical drawdown since World War II.

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Father, son duo share deployment together

Posted July 3, 2013 by SSgt. Stephanie Wade

If people were to look at the last names, they wouldn’t be able to tell these two Air Force members were father and son, but for the last 18 years they have been inseparable, even on a deployment.

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Concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot: ‘Freedom a beautiful thing’

Posted July 3, 2013 by SrA. Mariah Tolbert

From concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot in the world's greatest Air Force

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This week in history: June 28

Posted June 28, 2013 by

First air-to-air refueling Today, air-to-air refueling is a daily occurrence across the U.S. Air Force. But it was not always so. Ninety years ago this week, two Airmen successfully completed the first air-to-air refueling. On June 27, 1923, Lts. Lowell Smith and John Richter made the Army Air Service’s first complete hose refueling between two…

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Airmen inspired to run marathon

Posted June 28, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

She was never a runner, and when she did run, it was during mandatory physical training sessions. One day someone challenged and inspired her to run more than she ever imagined.

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62nd FS ‘lends’ helping hand

Posted June 28, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

To assist families in having affordable homes to live in, members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron volunteered in support of Habitat for Humanity Saturday in Avondale.

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Ducks offer warriors to CAF

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lt. Col. STEPHANE WOLFGEHER

Class 13-BBG will take their next step today on the long road to becoming combat mission-ready fighter pilots in the most lethal Air Force in the world.

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