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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Force

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard
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ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag

Posted  February 17, 2017

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
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Annual weapons load recognizes superior performers, keeps skills sharp

Posted  February 17, 2017

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan
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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03

Posted  February 17, 2017

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-3, Jan. 13-27, here.

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B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

Posted  February 17, 2017

The engines from two powerful bombers hum at an even pace as one of the most essential airframes in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1B Lancer, prepares to takeoff.

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Skyhawk reunion takes place at Red Flag 17-1

Posted  February 17, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A chance reunion between man and machine took place here during Red Flag 17-1. Sgt. Murray Staff was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as an imagery specialist to record the the Royal Australian air force’s participation in the exercise, and was surprised to see a familiar A-4…

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