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Air Force

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
Salutes & Awards

The golden hour: A military responder

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Capt. James, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator instructor pilot, stands in front of an MQ-9 Jan. 31, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. On Aug. 11, 2016, James was off duty when he responded to a vehicular accident by taking…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
Salutes & Awards

Danger zone: Weapons Airman awarded Bronze star

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Master Sgt. Christopher Boscoe, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 weapons section chief, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal here Feb. 3.

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Air Force

USAFWS weapons officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

Posted February 17, 2017 by Susan Garcia

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18 in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011. The demanding 30-plus-hour mission against two Daesh camps required personnel with advanced expertise in the…

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Commentary

Invisible wounds

Posted February 17, 2017 by Special Agent Patrick McGee

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska—I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force family, and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
Local

Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

Posted February 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors — she’s currently grey — and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
Air Force

Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked on their skin.

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U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw
Local

F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard
Local

ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag

Posted February 17, 2017 by Lori A. Bultman

Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis
Local

Annual weapons load recognizes superior performers, keeps skills sharp

Posted February 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Three-man load crews from the seven aircraft maintenance units assigned to the 57th Maintenance Group convened on the flightline here to compete in the annual weapons load crew competition Jan. 27.

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