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

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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Danger zone: Weapons Airman awarded Bronze star

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

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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Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

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

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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Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases

Posted  January 27, 2017

The silent war fighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, Jan. 24 through Feb. 10.

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted  January 27, 2017

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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Red Flag 17-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB

Posted  January 25, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-1, began Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and will conclude on Feb. 10.

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Tech Report: Air Force Research Lab

Posted  January 25, 2017

The Air Force Research Laboratory discovers, develops, and integrates affordable warfighting technologies for the Air Force in air, space and cyberspace. In this Air Force Tech Report, learn about the science and technology of AFRL.

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Disbrow to serve as acting AF secretary

Posted  January 25, 2017

Under secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow will serve as the acting secretary of the Air Force as of Jan. 20, until the President nominates and the Senate confirms a permanent replacement. Under federal law, the under secretary automatically assumes the job of acting secretary until a replacement is confirmed. Disbrow succeeds Deborah…

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