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Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force

Posted August 1, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current times: the accelerating…

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

Posted July 30, 2014 by

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

Posted July 30, 2014 by Maj. Wilson Camelo

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Posted July 28, 2014 by David Vergun

The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Posted July 28, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Posted July 25, 2014 by SrA. Micaiah Anthony

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Raptors, Falcons fuel up in desert skies

Posted July 25, 2014 by A1C Thomas Spangler

Three U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., during Red Flag 14-3, July 17, 2014, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Posted July 25, 2014 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…

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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

Posted July 25, 2014 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of the Air and Space Operations Center work during Red Flag 14-3 operations July 22, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Armed with personnel from intelligence and communications backgrounds, AOC members, who each have a specific task to fill in distinct cells ranging from combat…

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Red Flag night operations soar into darkness

Posted July 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Singapore air force aircraft maintainers walk down the flightline looking for foreign object debris before night operations begin during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve air and ground crews from the U.S. and its allies. It gives participants the chance to hone their combat skills in…

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