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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by SAA. Joshua Kleinholz

Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May and completed the first on-site block 1B aircraft to 2B upgrade of the U. S. Air Force configured F-35A Lightning II here in early July.

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Richardson confirmed as next CNO

Posted August 7, 2015 by PO1 Elliott Fabrizio

Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, was confirmed by the Senate as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations Aug. 5. Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Vice Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was also confirmed by the Senate today, will succeed Richardson later this month…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
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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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SoCal warfare center leaders discuss opportunities for collaboration

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Leadership teams from Southern California warfare centers and Navy labs met July 23 at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division to discuss opportunities for collaboration and mutual support that result in advancing warfighter capabilities. This was the first collaboration summit for these commands and the meeting allowed each to share overviews about the uniqueness…

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DOD officials observe counter-drone demo in California

Posted August 5, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they’re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here.

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AF funds development of munitions technology

Posted August 5, 2015 by

Critical Air Force missions take place both day and night in locations around the globe. In some cases, the use of high-performance munitions is critical to mission success. As a result, the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program office recently provided nearly $400,000 of additional funding for a SBIR effort that…

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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

Posted August 3, 2015 by John Andrew Hamilton

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

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AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

Posted August 3, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Anne K. Henry
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Marines: F-35B squadron ready for worldwide deployment

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Anne K. Henry An F-35B Lightning II prepares to taxi on the flight deck of the USS Wasp during night operations at sea as part of a Marine Corps operational test, May, 22, 2015. The Marines’ declaration of initial operational capability for its squadron of F-35Bs “marks a significant milestone…

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

Posted July 31, 2015 by

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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