Navy photograph by Lt. Cmdr. William Lewis
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Air Force C-130s drop 25,000 gallons of retardant on Colorado fire

Posted June 14, 2013 by TSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Navy photograph by Lt. Cmdr. William Lewis Two Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 Hecules from the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing prepare to take flight June 12, 2013, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The aircraft and their aircrews have been assigned to provide MAFFS support to wildland firefighting efforts in the Southwest and…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Jeffrey Parkinson
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Last Air Force Huey starts new mission with NY police force

Posted June 14, 2013 by SrA. Kentavist Brackin

The Air Force's last operational UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, more commonly known as Huey, was recently transferred to New York State Police's aviation unit as part of the Law Enforcement Support Organization Program at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 5.

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Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend
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AEDC site of choice for unique T-6 Texan II engine test

Posted June 14, 2013 by Philip Lorenz III

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend A frontal view of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turboprop engine installed in AEDCís SL-1 test cell includes a special shroud to provide a simulated flight environment for the propeller. Without the shroud the propeller would create a pulse every time the blade passes at the closet point…

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Scott L. Toamszycki
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KC-130s, F-35s hook up for refueling operations

Posted June 12, 2013 by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki

Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 refueled two F-35B Lightnings of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise May 30.

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Army photograph by SSgt. Scott Griffin
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U.S. forces, regional partners kick off Eager Lion in Jordan

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Army photograph by SSgt. Scott Griffin Maj. Gen. Awani al Adwan, chairman of the joint task force with the Jordanian army, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti, U.S. Central Commandís director of exercises and training, shake hands after officially beginning Exercise Eager Lion 2013 during a news conference in Amman, Jordan, June 9,…

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Egebrecht
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Fleet grows, training increases for F-35

Posted June 12, 2013 by Maj. Karen Roganov

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Egebrecht Air Force photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Egebrecht Maintainers from the 33rd Fighter Wing put the chocks on one of two new F-35A Lightning II fighters received at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 5, 2013. Including the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 based here, the training fleet…

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Air Force photograph by Rick Eldridge
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OBVA Laboratory to test aviators’ visual capabilities

Posted June 12, 2013 by Michela Greco

The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, recently completed the installation of a high fidelity flight simulator in its Operational Based Vision Assessment laboratory.

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Hagel details budget request, calls for more base Closures

Posted June 12, 2013 by Jim Garamon

Sequestration and the need for another base closure and realignment commission headlined Defense Secretary Chuck Hagelís testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committeeís defense subcommittee June 11. Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the presidentís request for $526.6 billion for the Defense Departmentís fiscal year 2014…

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Melanie Holochwost
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Academy cadets operate small unmanned aircraft systems

Posted June 10, 2013 by Melanie Holochwost

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Melanie Holochwost U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 2nd Class Warren Saunders launches an RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system during an initial qualification training course June 5, 2013, at Choctaw Airfield, Fla. The Raven is a lightweight, low-altitude SUAS that provides real-time imagery directly to the user. Eleven U.S. Air…

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Japanese troops head to California beach for training

Posted June 10, 2013 by Julie Watson

Japanese troops will converge on California’s southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country’s amphibious attack abilities. U.S. and Japanese military officials said the unprecedented training, led by U.S. Marines and sailors, will help Japan’s Self-Defense Force operate in stronger coordination with…

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