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OPM computer attack highlights bigger issue

Posted July 10, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The attack on the Office of Personnel Management’s computer system illuminates a larger issue of deterrence, said the Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper recently. Clapper, speaking at the annual GEOINT Symposium, said of the challenge such a hack presents, “until such time as we can create both the substance and psychology of deterrence,…

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Eye in the sky, RPA Airmen in the Red Flag fight

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

The sun beats down on the dry Nevada desert, bringing a smell of fuel that fills the air. Engines begin roaring to life as the Airmen of the 432nd Wing prepare to support Red Flag 15-3 from July 13-31.

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U.S. Air Force receives additional MC-130J Commando II

Posted August 28, 2015 by Andrew McMurtrie

MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 27, 2015 – A crew from the U.S. Air Force Aug. 27 ferried a new MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command to Cannon Air Force Base, N.., from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga. The Commando II supports missions such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, and aerial…

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Navy test pilot knows his ABCs

Posted April 13, 2012 by

In the alphabet soup of military acronyms and abbreviations, it can be difficult to keep the ABCs straight. Despite the alphabetical hurdles, one Navy test pilot used his ABC knowledge to write a new chapter in flight test history. On March 23, Lt. Christopher Tabert completed the government acceptance flight for AF-14, a production-level F-35A…

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F-16s, MiGs engage over Bulgarian skies

Posted April 26, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

U.S. pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, have been given a rare opportunity to train and share experiences with Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots during their deployment to Graf Itnatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, in support...

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Medical official explains F-22 pilot-protection efforts

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Air Force officials have instituted measures designed to protect its pilots, ensure mission completion and assess the possible physiological effects of flying the F-22 Raptor, the command surgeon for Air Combat Command said May 9. “The health and safety of our pilots — all of our…

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AEDC’s Air Force Analysis Branch supports TF34 engine accelerated mission test

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Philip Lorenz III

Support from the Arnold Engineering Development Center's Air Force Analysis Branch recently helped bring a successful conclusion to a "challenging" Accelerated Mission Test on an upgraded TF34 engine...

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Air Force transfers last piece of former Lowry AFB back to community

Posted June 11, 2012 by by SrA. Christopher Gross

The final 70 acres of the former Buckley Annex was given back to the Denver community during a final transfer ceremony June 1 at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the old...

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Army chief talks war fighter, future force during Fort Hood visit

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army...

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted July 3, 2012 by by TSgt. Amanda Savannah

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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