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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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Airmen raise hope, funds to cure childhood cancer

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Members of the 15th Attack Squadron get their heads shaved for a fundraiser March 11 in Las Vegas. The members shaved their heads to show support to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. LAS VEGAS — Airmen from the 15th Attack Squadron, Creech Air Force…

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11th ATKS paves way with training

Posted  March 31, 2017

As technology on the battlefield changes and evolves, remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, continue to provide combatant commanders with unblinking eyes and attack capabilities from the sky.

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Are your running shoes spying on you?

Posted  March 31, 2017

Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of.

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Nellis celebrates National Doctor’s Day

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — National Doctors’ Day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community. National Doctors’ Day falls on March 30 each year. Though the holiday was officially signed into U.S. law in the early 1990s by President George H.W. Bush, observance of the day…

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Money talks: 99th CONS participates in multi-base training exercise

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum A contracting officer posts solicitations outside a simulated U.S. Embassy building during an exercise hosted by the 99th Contracting Squadron on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 16. Airmen had the opportunity to develop and exchange solutions with their peers from other contracting squadrons and…

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