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Airmen strengthen forward capability in Bulgaria

Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Wing supported deterrence-specific training here in conjunction with the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Feb. 9-11.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force Complete KC-46 Tanker Refueling Flight with F/A-18

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th

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F-35 Lightning II worldwide fleet exceeds 50,000 flying hours

F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating at 12 different locations worldwide surpassed the 50,000 flight hour mark this month. The first flight hour was achieved by an F-35B aircraft, BF-01, June 1, 2008. The 25,000 flight hour milestone occurred in December 2014, six years and six months later.

Air Force photograph by A1C Nathan Byrnes Defense

Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Defense

31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.


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News Briefs – December 18, 2015

Posted  December 18, 2015

BAE Systems lays off 160 workers at Norfolk shipyard BAE Systems has laid off 160 workers at its Norfolk, Va., shipyard in the second round of job cuts. The company says the Dec. 16 layoffs, along with the first round of layoffs in November and voluntary departures, cut the shipyard’s employment by about 400 jobs….

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  December 18, 2015

Wreaths Across America is a program we have been involved with at Lancaster Cemetery for the last seven years and it seems that each year something magical and inspiring finds its way around the hundreds of wreaths and veterans that are at rest there.

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Defense

AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time

Posted  December 18, 2015

Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15. “The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Business

India becomes 15th international customer for Lockheed Martin’s Apache targeting, pilotage sensor

Posted  December 18, 2015

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $107.8 million foreign military sale contract to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Indian Army, making India the 15th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system. Under the contract, $107.8 million is obligated to Lockheed Martin with a total value not to…

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World

Norwegian F-35 flies for first time under Norwegian command

Posted  December 18, 2015

Maj. Morten Hanche, a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II student pilot training with the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the first Norwegian F-35 sortie Dec. 14.

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