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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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MQ-9 model makes international debut

The MQ-9 Reaper model made its first transnational debut at the Lethbridge International Air Show July 14-16, 2017, in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada.

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53rd TEG welcomes new commander

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Col. Brian Schafer, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, speaks to the crowd during the group’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11, 2017. The mission of the 53rd TEG is to provide the warfighter with the latest in software, hardware,…

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Local

Avengers assemble

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait for pilots to walk to three F-35B Lightning IIs on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Local

Premier MQ-1, MQ-9 Wing changes hands

The men and women of the leading MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper wing welcomed their new commander during the 432nd Wing change of command ceremony July 6, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.  


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NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

Posted  December 4, 2015

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched Dec. 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website (http://www.noradsanta.org/) is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German,…

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Events

A&FRC offers free transition lecture

Posted  December 4, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military Dec. 11 at the base theater here from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Retired U.S. Army Col. Terri Coles, Military Officers Association of America deputy director of transition services, will present a lecture…

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World

Coalition airstrikes target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Posted  December 4, 2015

SOUTHWEST ASIA—U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Dec. 30. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Airstrikes in Syria A remotely…

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Air Force

AF releases Form 910, implements forced distribution

Posted  December 4, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The revised Air Force Form 910, Enlisted Performance Report (airman basic through technical sergeant); and interim change 3 to Air Force Instruction 36-2406, “Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems,” have been published on the Air Force e-Publishing website (http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/). The interim change codifies forced distribution of promotion recommendations for technical…

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Technology

Arnold test teams prep F-35 for first external weapons release

Posted  December 4, 2015

Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said.

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