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Royal Navy pilot flies first F-35 sortie

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Maj. Karen Roganov U.K. pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Ian Tidball, became the first Royal Navy student-pilot to fly a sortie in the F-35B Lightning II April 10 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Tidball has flight experience in the British Sea Harrier and the F-18 Super Hornet. Air Force photograph by Maj….

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Dozens of air shows cancel without military jets

Posted April 29, 2013 by M.L. Johnson

Dozens of air shows that draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies have been cancelled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts. For years, the biggest draws at air shows have been the military’s two elite jet teams,…

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The last F-4 departs Davis-Monthan

Posted May 3, 2013 by Teresa Pittman

Courtesy photograph An F-4 Phantom, tail number 68-0599, departs from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 17, 2013. The aircraft was the last F-4 regenerated by AMARG in support of Air Combat Commandís full-scale aerial target program. The final F-4 regenerated from storage at the 309th Aerospace…

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Army supports president’s request for 2015 BRAC round

Posted May 17, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

As the Army cuts the number of soldiers in its ranks, there will be an excess of infrastructure in place that used to support those soldiers. Maintaining that extra unused infrastructure could mean other critical Army programs will suffer, said a senior official. “A future round of base realignment and closure, or BRAC, in the…

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T-1 Jayhawk modifications take electronic warfare training airborne

Posted June 7, 2013 by Capt. Ashley Walker

Air Force photo by MSgt. Michelle Alexander Second Lts. Chad James (left) and Jeremy Mooney, Lt. Col. Timothy Moser, Kevin Saighman, and Maj. Carrie Register, all members of the 451st Flying Training Squadron, pose for a photo in front of a modified T-1 Jayhawk before its first flight June 4, 2013 at Naval Air Station…

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Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

Posted June 24, 2013 by T'Jae Gibson

Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

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Combat air forces to resume flying

Posted July 15, 2013 by

Combat Air Forces units from multiple commands will begin flying again July 15 after many stopped flying in April of this year due to sequestration.

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Carter: Review reveals sequestration’s flaws

Posted August 2, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

The Strategic Choices and Management Review has shown that a strategic approach to cutting the department’s budget canít meet the schedule set by full sequestration, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress Aug. 1. The review, ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, was partly an examination of the Defense Departmentís strategic options under sequestration, Carter…

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Inspired by nature: Innovative C-17 flight tests to save AF millions

Posted August 19, 2013 by Roger Drinnon

Air Mobility Command’s chief scientist credited birds, dolphins and surfers for the success of recent ground-breaking C-17 Globemaster III flight tests expected to save the Air Force millions in annual fuel costs. Dr. Donald Erbschloe flew aboard the test flights involving surfing aircraft vortices for energy – or “$AVE” – from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,…

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C-130T digital cockpit modifications complete

Posted September 9, 2013 by

Navy photograph The Navy accepted the final C-130T Hercules aircraft updated with digital cockpit modifications from BAE Systems this August. This final delivery culminates the overhaul of 19 C-130T aircraft, which transitioned from obsolete analog gauges into the digital age. Each aircraft is now equipped with a Garmin GNS 480 GPS, an Electronic Flight Bag,…

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