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Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Air Force

F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Local

“Find Ally”: 99th MDG Airman saves neighbor

o one can prepare to be woken up in their home at night with a child’s life in their hands.

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RPA support unit wins inaugural award

The 432nd Operations Support Squadron earned the inaugural Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellow for Outstanding Support to Armed UAVs March 2, 2017, at the Martin H. Harris Chapter of the Air Force Association Air Force Gala banquet in Orlando, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Salutes & Awards

Breaking barriers through opportunities

Hers is a résumé full of incredible accomplishments, not including breaking the barrier of being the first female fighter pilot.

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Earning the GAFPB: an Airman’s evolution

Posted  January 6, 2017

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Swimming has never been a problem for me in the past, but this time was different. As I walked out of the locker room and saw the line of U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Navy Sailors waiting and watching as fellow participants struggled to complete the swim, a feeling of…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

USAFWS Class 16-B executes JFEX

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Capt. Mike “Havac” Gilpatrick, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Capt. Jason “Brick” Sewell, 43rd Operation Support Squadron pilot, Pope Air Force Base, N.C., prepare a C-17 Globemaster III for take-off before a Joint Forcible Entry exercise at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

Posted  January 6, 2017

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

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Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Nellis, Creech cookie drive brings holiday cheer to dorm residents

Posted  January 6, 2017

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Cookie drive volunteers work together to prepare packages of cookies for the dorm residents on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 15. The overall goal for the cookie drive was to provide one dozen cookies and a holiday greeting cards to each of the residents. NELLIS AIR…

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Cyber Readiness: 365-day requirement

Posted  January 6, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Adhering to standard physical security, information security and information assurance policies has never been more important due to today’s ever-evolving cyber threats. Members of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range can be put to the test on all three areas in a…

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