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Cyber, space, Middle East join nuclear triad topics at deterrence meeting

The nuclear triad still is seen as a critical deterrent against aggression by U.S. adversaries, but all speakers during a U.S. Strategic Command meeting panel July 27 also discussed the need for deterrence in the cyber and space domains, and the Middle East.

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AFMC commander tours Edwards AFB to assess test center metrics

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 20, 2016, to conduct the latest in a series of fact-finding visits to various centers under the AFMC umbrella.

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F-35A program has come a long way thanks to Hill airmen

Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have been hard at work preparing the aircraft for combat readiness since receiving the first operational F-35A Lightning IIs in September 2015.

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Lockheed Martin supports installation of long-range sensor for NATO mission

Lockheed Martin recently supported a request from the U.S. Navy to rapidly outfit a Gyrocam® first-generation Vehicle Optical Sensor System (VOSS I) on USNS Grapple, a rescue and salvage ship supporting NATO security missions in the Aegean Sea.

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F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.


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5,000 days of war: Any time, anywhere, all the time

Posted  June 26, 2015

Hurlburt Field, Fla — It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home. On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron will mark 5,000 days of unremitting war. Their 5,000-day epoch began in October 2001, one month after the…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted  July 1, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight here June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Kevin Hall, a member of the 514th Flight Test Squadron…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted  July 1, 2015

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit here constantly work maintaining HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan can be a success if and when it is needed. The 41st EHMU is part of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is responsible…

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AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

Posted  July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 8 for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner…

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WWII Veteran, POW receives Presidential Unit Citation

Posted  July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S. McCain on Capitol Hill, July 7. Second Lt. John R. Pedevillano, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Prisoner of War, was the youngest B-17 bombardier in the 306th…

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