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B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The engines from two powerful bombers hum at an even pace as one of the most essential airframes in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1B Lancer, prepares to takeoff.

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Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.

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MQ-9 participates in Red Flag 17-1, integrates with F-35

Posted February 15, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Cody testifies before SASC on importance of Airmen, families

Posted February 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.

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Interoperability is key to F-35A combat success

Posted February 10, 2017 by Donovan K Potter

The F-35A Lightning II can carry thousands of pounds of bombs, but its ability to gather and share information is just as deadly.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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Weapons school officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

Posted February 8, 2017 by Lawrence Crespo

Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a transatlantic flight to Libya Jan. 18, 2017, in what would become the B-2s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.

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F-35B marks aviation first at JBER

Posted February 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Mike Campbell

On any giving day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, you can hear sound of freedom as the F-22 Raptors circle the mountains and come in for a landing. There was a different tone to that sound Jan. 9, 2017 as the Marine F-35B Lightening II fighter jets joined the orchestration.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

Posted February 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors -- she’s currently grey -- and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.

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F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

Posted February 6, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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F-35A Lightning maintenance sparks Red Flag 17-1

Posted February 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The debut of the F-35A Lightning II at Red Flag has afforded the pilots and maintainers of the aircraft a chance to be a part of the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.

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