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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted July 23, 2012 by

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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Squadron overhauls record number of KC-135 booms

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Mike W. Ray

Repairs of KC-135 aerial refueling booms at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reached a record level last month.

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CSAF nominee testifies before Senate committee

Posted July 23, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams, Jr.

Gen. Mark Welsh III addressed a range of issues July 19 during his Senate confirmation hearing to be the next Air Force chief of staff.

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Navy carriers prepare for X-47B unmanned aircraft arrival next year

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The Navy is one year away from landing its first unmanned jet aircraft aboard a carrier after completing the most recent round of surrogate tests aboard USS Harry S. Truman.

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Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague

During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed...

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Carter addresses Joint Strike Fighter program

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Many countries that are partnering with the United States in the F-35 joint strike fighter program will have a role to play in the aircraft’s assembly, but the U.S. government will not decide which country does what, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in Tokyo, Japan, July 21. During a press conference with Japanese…

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Eglin missions remain, but under new names

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The diverse Air Armament Center missions at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., officially became part of two other Air Force Materiel Command centers during a ceremony July 18.

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Teamwork leads to record-breaking achievement

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Brandice J. O'Brien

A B-1B Lancer just made history. The aircraft swept through programmed depot maintenance in record-breaking time - just 129 flow days.

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MH-53 helicopter suffers aviation mishap, crashes

Posted July 19, 2012 by

An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 15 crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, July 19 while conducting heavy lift support operations.

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SECNAV, CNO visit Nimitz for Great Green Fleet demonstration

Posted July 19, 2012 by by PO3 Jonathan A. Colon

The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz for the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific 2012, July 18.

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