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Sequestration threatens Americaís airpower advantage

Posted March 23, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk. We are the greatest Air Force in the world and remain so, said Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for…

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AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Posted March 18, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convened to ask the senior leaders of the military departments questions about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget Request. Also on…

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Report details causes of December mid-air collision at Pope

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Air Mobility Command released the results of its accident investigation board regarding a Dec. 1, 2014, mid-air collision near Pope Army Airfield and Fort Bragg, N.C. A C-130 Hercules assigned to Air Force Reserve Commandís 440th Airlift Wing, and a C-27J assigned to the Army Special Operations Command Flight Company, both at Pope AAF, collided…

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Directive opens 4,100 special ops positions to women

Posted March 16, 2015 by David Vergun

Army photograph Then-Maj. Michele P. Harper, a pilot with the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade, out of Morrisville, N.C., prepares for takeoff. At then time, Harper, a Hendersonville, N.C., native was the only female Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the North Carolina Army National Guard. A directive signed by Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Feb. 25,…

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AF develops high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating for fighter aircraft

Posted March 16, 2015 by

The Air Force and a small business partner developed an innovative, high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that could directly improve the reliability and maintainability of weapon systems across the Air Force, including the F-35 Lightning II.

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E-2D Hawkeye maiden deployment

Posted March 16, 2015 by Smn. Anthony Hopkins II

The Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 bring a new capability to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as their new aircraft replaces the aging E-2C Hawkeye. This is the first time E-2D Hawkeyes will serve as the primary early-warning aircraft aboard a deployed aircraft carrier. “VAW-125 is our…

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Air Force releases investigation results on F-15D accident

Posted March 13, 2015 by

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials have released the results of the accident investigation into the Oct. 8, 2014, crash of a F-15D Eagle near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. At the conclusion of the accident investigation, the board president, Col. Russell D. Driggers, found clear and convincing evidence that the mishap was…

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Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

Posted March 11, 2015 by Jeff Sisto,

The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

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Army war fighter experiment highlights new tech

Posted March 11, 2015 by Kelly Ann DeWitt

Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment, or AEWE, on Fort Benning, Ga.

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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted March 11, 2015 by TSgt. Marie Brown

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Marie Brown Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Mar. 8, 2015, in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct….

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