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RAAF aircrew complete basic training in Growler

Posted March 4, 2015 by

Five Royal Australian Air Force aircrew personnel graduated from basic training at Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler Fleet Replacement Squadron, during a ceremony Feb. 27 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. The graduation marked a milestone in the RAAF-U.S. Navy partnership in airborne electronic attack as it was the…

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Global strike teams test second Minuteman III missile this week

Posted March 30, 2015 by

An Air Force Global Strike Command team launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 27 at 3:53 a.m., PDT, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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F-35 program on right track, director says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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Navy to hold Sundown ceremony for Sea Hawk helicopter

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific is scheduled to host a Sundown Ceremony for the SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., May 11 at 3:30 p.m.

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AF releases rocket propulsion system prototypes request for proposal

Posted June 3, 2015 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., released a formal solicitation June 2, seeking proposals for shared public-private investments in rocket propulsion system prototypes. This solicitation is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian supplied RD-180 propulsion system used on the Atlas V rocket…

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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

Posted July 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Advanced Extremely High Frequency system achieves IOC

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Gen. John Hyten, the Air Force Space Command commander, declared initial operational capability for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system July 28. The significant achievement reflects collaboration between numerous organizations, including Headquarters Air Force Space Command, the Space and Missile Systems Center, Army, Navy and the developers, Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman. The system also…

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DOD begins prorating imminent danger pay

Posted February 6, 2012 by

Service members now will receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas, Pentagon officials said Feb. 2. The change, which took effect Feb. 1, was included in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 31. “Members will see the prorated amount in their…

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Air Force officials release draft EIS for F-35 operational basing

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Mitch Gettle

The Air Force has filed a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed operational basing of the F-35 Lightning II within the continental United States. The current active Air Force and Air National Guard alternatives under consideration are: Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Jacksonville Air Guard Station, Fla.; Mountain Home…

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Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Jennifer Thibault

More and more people are realizing the “game-changing” force space capabilities provide in today’s operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago when the air domain added a new dimension to land and sea operations. The power of that integration was seen first-hand by crews...

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