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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.

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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.

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“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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Around the Air Force

Posted  December 30, 2016

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks on the Air Force’s role in transatlantic security at the Atlantic Council Conference in Washington D.C.; and the North American Aerospace Defense Command helps spread holiday cheer by tracking Santa’s journey across the globe.

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e-Deliver tax forms save services money

Posted  December 19, 2016

The holiday season is in full swing, which means there is a slim chance you are worrying about tax prep season, right? Of course you’re not. Taxes aren’t usually something you worry about until after the New Year, but now is actually a great time to think about switching your tax forms to electronic delivery,…

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The evolution of the combat RPA

Posted  December 16, 2016

In the 1980s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency added modern day technology to the decades old idea of using remotely piloted aircraft for reconnaissance purposes. Little did DARPA or the Air Force know how impactful this development would be.

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2016 Year in review

Posted  December 16, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Nellis AFB, the year 2016 was a time of new improvements, recognition, first times, and wonderful changes. Here is a short list of the major highlights for Nellis AFB in 2016. First Quarter • Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command, addressed senior Air Force leaders and policy…

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USAFWS hosts joint integrated hostage rescue

Posted  December 16, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 14th Weapons Squadron hosted 17 diverse units and other government agencies during a hostage rescue exercise, as part of the Weapons School Integration phase Dec. 2, at the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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