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F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond. According to the unclassified version of the Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan, released May 26, the gap between the U.S. military’s…

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AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

Posted February 5, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year’s program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year’s program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible. The program’s expansion coincides with Air Force…

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AF Hangar acceptance testing checklist paves way for new standards

Posted April 1, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Fire protection engineers convened recently for the final acceptance test of an aircraft hangar foam fire suppression system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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Eglin crew chiefs advance with F-35

Posted November 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Andrea Posey

As the Air Force continues to develop its newest fighter jet, the F-35A Lightning II, the 33rd Fighter Wing ensures the Airmen tasked with taking care of it receive the training they need to advance with it.

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Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted June 10, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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Disbrow confirmed as under-secretary of the Air Force

Posted February 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Lisa S. Disbrow as the new under-secretary of the Air Force to ensure efficient and effective management of Air Force resources.

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Mq-1B Predator accident report released

Posted April 8, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Inadvertant entry into clouds coinciding with momentary loss of satellite link caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released March 31. The aircraft was operating in an undisclosed area at the time of the mishap. The board president found,…

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Air University focused on deterrence

Posted November 25, 2015 by Lt. Col. David Huxsoll

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The end of the Cold War, coupled with the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, caused American decision-makers to focus on present-day conflicts, but a resurgent Russia, the rise of new non-state actors and new threats in the cyber realm have brought about a renewed focus on the concept of…

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Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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