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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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Breaking barriers through opportunities

Posted  April 5, 2017

With more than 3,000 flying hours she has broken more than the sound barrier, graduating from and becoming an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and attaining operational experience in operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, according to Air Force records. Her résumé speaks for itself. It’s a résumé…

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AF announces major changes to space enterprise

Posted  April 5, 2017

The Air Force announced five major organization and management changes to its space enterprise April 4, 2017. “For decades, the men and women of our Air Force delivered effects from space to give our joint warfighting forces in the field a distinct advantage over their adversaries,” said acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S….

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MQ-1, MQ-9 aircrews help liberate Manbij

Posted  April 5, 2017

In 2016, U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircrews assisted coalition partners in the reclamation of Manbij, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: F-104 Starfighter

Posted  April 5, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the F-104 Starfighter. It was a technological marvel when it first took to the sky in the 1950s. It broke a number of records and was used by many air forces around the world. The F-104 had a long service life; it wasn’t retired from active service…

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Ruck ‘n’ Roll: AF rugby program breaks gender barrier

Posted  April 5, 2017

Leanne Hardin, a wing on the Air Force women’s rugby sevens team, runs with the ball during a Las Vegas Invitational match in Las Vegas, March 2, 2017. Hardin, a staff sergeant stationed at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, played multiple sports growing up and was encouraged by a coworker who played on the men’s team…

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