Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard
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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Posted September 15, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

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U.S., Turkish air forces complete Anatolian Falcon 2012

Posted March 20, 2012 by

Anatolian Falcon 2012, a bilateral training exercise between the Turkish and U.S. air forces, ended at Konya, Turkey, March 16. The exercise was designed to strengthen military interoperability between the two nations and test the air forces’ abilities to conduct a variety of air missions to include interdiction…

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F-35A pilots complete Eglin’s first formation flight

Posted April 16, 2012 by Air Force photographs by Capt. Ryan Seymour

Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing soar over the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., range during the unit’s first joint strike fighter formation flight April 10, 2012. Lt. Col. Eric Smith, 58th Fighter Squadron director of operations, flew the lead aircraft while Marine Maj. Joseph Bachmann, Fighter Attack…

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NAWCWD engineer leads weapon control to new level

Posted May 1, 2012 by

NATO recently approved a change to the tactical data exchange specifications that will give war fighters more control of weapons on the battlefield by expanding communication between multiple controllers and various weapons after launch. In February, NATO approved a network enabled weapons…

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House panel backs limits on gay rights in military

Posted May 14, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Eight months after the military allowed gays to serve openly – and on the same day that President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage – the House Armed Services Committee backed measures limiting the rights of gays and lesbians. The panel stepped into the gays in the military issue as it considered a…

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U.S., Bulgarian airmen strengthen ties during exercise

Posted May 29, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

More than 500 U.S. airmen and two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing here recently returned from a deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, where they spent a month conducting bi-lateral training with Bulgarian airmen during Thracian Star 2012.

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 12, 2012 by by SrA. Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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Westphal looks ahead to Army of 2020

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Elizabeth M. Collins

Change, or rather, adaptation, is coming. Much of it is forced by budget cuts: The Army’s fiscal year 2013 budget request calls for about $18 billion less than fiscal year 2012, with additional cuts coming over...

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A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel

Posted July 2, 2012 by by Minty Knighton

On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron made history at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flying the first aircraft to use a new fuel blend derived from alcohol.

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SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary

Posted July 13, 2012 by by MSgt. Wayne Clark

During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base,Hungary, July 11.

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