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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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Salina, Kansas, recalls anniversary of shuttered base

Posted November 24, 2014 by

It has been 50 years this month since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents. The Salina Journal, which carried news of the closure in its Nov. 19, 1964, editions, reported that the economic disaster then spared no part of the community – real estate, retail, civic involvement, church attendance,…

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

Posted November 24, 2014 by

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships

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AEDC completes longest engine test in its history

Posted November 24, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

For the first time, an accelerated mission test was accomplished for the F101-GE-102 engine in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility altitude cell C-1 at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The $21 million test program was the longest single entry of a jet engine in AEDC’s history. The engine ran more than…

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Kunsan AB hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

Posted November 21, 2014 by SrA. Divine Cox

Air Force photograph by SrA. Divine Cox A South Korean air force F-15 Strike Eagle lands Nov. 17, 2014, during Max Thunder 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training alongside South Korean air forces in the semi-annual, bilateral training event, which is…

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Three bases identified as F-16 aggressor candidate bases

Posted November 21, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford Jr. A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6 during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Posted November 21, 2014 by Rick Gamble

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…

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U.S. Navy commemorates C-2 Greyhound’s 50th anniversary of first flight

Posted November 21, 2014 by

For nearly 50 years, the C-2A Greyhound has carried passengers, essential supplies and letters from home to U.S. Navy carrier strike groups around the globe.

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Air Force announces criteria for KC-46A Reserve basing

Posted November 21, 2014 by

After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base. The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led global mobility wing in fiscal year 2019. The basing criteria under consideration include mission…

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The footprint of the Jolly Green Giant

Posted November 21, 2014 by A1C Erin R. Babis

Green feet mean rescue. TSgt. Mathew Macella, 56th Rescue Squadron pararescueman blue team non-commissioned officer in charge, succinctly summed up the explanation for all the stickers of green feet found around Royal Air Force Lakenheath and what they mean for the 56th RQS.

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