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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

The MQ-1 Predator has contributed to U.S. war fighting efforts in unprecedented ways, and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all-MQ-9 Reaper force.

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Flag Friday strengthens camaraderie among Red Flag 18-1 participants

Red Flag 18-1 paused flying operations Feb. 9, 2018, to strengthen camaraderie between the U.S. and coalition combat air forces through a day of briefings and educational engagement at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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RAAF wraps up Red Flag 18-1

Red Flag 18-1 came to an end Feb. 16 for the Royal Australian Air Force, which traveled more than 8,000 miles with nearly 300 service members and multiple aircraft to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise.

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Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support of the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.


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Tech Report: Flight simulators

Posted  June 16, 2017

Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a realistic flying experience before getting into the cockpit of a real aircraft.

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AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018

Posted  June 16, 2017

Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018.  Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment…

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Around the Air Force: June 14

Posted  June 16, 2017

Today’s look Around the Air Force features European Theater Bomber Assurance and Deterrence Operations, Exercise Baltic Operations or Baltops, and the Honorable Lisa Disbrow honored for her service as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force.

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Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage

Posted  June 12, 2017

Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the United States and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.

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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted  June 9, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots assigned to Luke AFB have reported physiological incidents while…

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