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A-10 ‘Warthog’ tested in 16-T

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Air Force photograph A model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as “The Warthog” due to its unique shape, recently underwent a pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) test in Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. PSP was used to obtain surface pressure data on the model. The photo above shows a rear view…

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AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability

Posted August 15, 2014 by Darren D. Heusel

Courtesy photograph An E-3G Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, sits on a flightline. In support of air-to-ground operations, Sentry crews can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close air support for friendly ground forces. They can also provide information for commanders of air operations to gain and maintain control…

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Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Choking, watering eyes, blistering skin and convulsions are symptoms of imminent death from a chemical weapons attack. The lethality of such attacks, most recently in August 2013, in Syria, sends tremors across the globe.

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Officials discuss report on U.S.-Japan defense guidelines

Posted October 10, 2014 by Jim Garamone

U.S. officials Oct. 7 gave an interim report on progress of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japanese Defense Cooperation. The officials, speaking on background, said the new guidelines are in response to new threats extant in the world and to a new willingness of Japan to embrace a greater role in the world. The last time…

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Landing zone cameras mean major improvement in C-17 training

Posted November 7, 2014 by SrA. Levin Boland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8ZU8fSSjw&feature=player_embedded&list=UUJeD5tPnibv8jLjsdtDvQUQ A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilot calculates measurements to figure out the best way to approach a small landing strip in the middle of a hostile environment in Afghanistan. The landing strip is unpaved and has no lights or painted lines to guide the pilot onto the runway. Instead, it is simply a…

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New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission

Posted December 1, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. “The formal designation of HH-60W…

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley (standing upper left) speaks with civic leaders representing communities from across the U.S. during a conference Jan. 31, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, the civic leaders attended briefings at the Pentagon and at JB Andrews. The group also will visit Joint Base Eustis-Langley in Norfolk, Va., for a look at Air Combat Command.
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Air Force hosts national civic leader conference

Posted February 6, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with prominent civic leaders from 32 states and Guam at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 31. Schwartz began the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program’s annual winter conference by discussing the hard…

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F-35 training center begins formal training

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Maj. Karen Roganov

While celebrating each F-35 Lightning II arrival, the integrated joint strike fighter training team at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., also recently opened the doors for the first Air Force certification courses on the logistical support behind the nation’s newest weapons platform. The 33rd Fighter Wing has eight…

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Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

Posted May 1, 2012 by by John Andrew Hamilton

A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to ready it for later integrated testing...

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Balanced force structure imperative to Air Force readiness

Posted May 14, 2012 by by TSgt. Jess D. Harvey

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support about U.S. military readiness in light of recent budget cuts. In his opening statement, Breedlove pointed out that the American people are…

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