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Exercise Angel Thunder

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bradley Church SSgt. Christopher Lindsay, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., familiarizes his self with a map during Exercise Angel Thunder, Papago Army Air Field, Phoenix, Ariz., May 8, 2014. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports…

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The End of an Era: 376th Air Expeditionary Wing inactivation ceremony

Posted June 4, 2014 by Lt. Col. Max Despain

Photograph courtesy of Capt. Cory O’Brien Honor Guard Airmen lower the United States and Kyrgyz Republic flags as part of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing inactivation ceremony June 3, 2014, at transit center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Airmen assigned to the Transit Center during its tenure loaded and flew 42,000 airlift missions, hauling 1.4 billion pounds…

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U.S., Polish Airmen support largest combined training

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Alexis Siekert U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Falcon fighter aircraft taxi down the runway on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, before departing for the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment, Poland, May 30, 2014. This is the fourth fighter aircraft and seventh overall rotation the Av-Det has hosted. U.S. and Polish airmen…

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Eglin welcomes final F-35A

Posted June 2, 2014 by 1st Lt. Hope R. Cronin

The 58th Fighter Squadron became the Air Force's first complete F-35A Lightning II squadron after they welcomed their 26th and final F-35A May 28 at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Army releases Rifleman Radio draft RFP, opens competition, creates ‘radio marketplace’

Posted June 2, 2014 by

The U.S. Army has released a draft Request for Proposals to procure additional Rifleman Radios using full and open competition.

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F-35 achieves three major flight test milestones on same day

Posted May 30, 2014 by

In three separate flight tests May 27, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate.

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Hagel expresses support for Afghanistan troop decision

Posted May 30, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today said he strongly supports President Barack Obama’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends there later this year. “This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al-Qaida cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan,” the secretary said…

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Allied air forces paved way for D-Day

Posted May 30, 2014 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

The mention of "D-Day" conjures iconic images of men storming a beach riddled with barbed wire, smoke and craters created by German mortar batteries; of men advancing toward machine gun nests and acts of heroism as they made their way inland to secure a foothold in mainland Europe.

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ROKAF receives additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

Posted May 30, 2014 by John Rossino

  Two additional  C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by the Republic of Korea Air Force ferried from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., May 30. These C-130Js will join the ROKAF’s other two Super Hercules aircraft, which were delivered in March. ROKAF aircrews also currently operate a fleet of C-130H legacy aircraft. The ROKAF’s…

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Lightning, tornados over Edwards

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds   An  F-35 Lightning II, BF-17, piloted by Air Force test pilot Lt. Col. Jonathan Ohman, F-35 Integrated Test Force, performs interoperability testing with two United Kingdom Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons over the ranges at Edwards AFB, Calif., April 4. BF-17 is a short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant…

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