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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.

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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.

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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 – February 8, 2016

Posted  February 8, 2016

NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation European Union defense ministers huddled Feb. 5 with NATO’s secretary general to discuss closer cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region. The EU and NATO are working to beef up their responses to threats such as Russia’s…

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Defense secretary visits China Lake

Posted  February 8, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command.

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ULA successfully launches GPS IIF-12 satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted  February 8, 2016

United Launch Alliance successfully launched its first mission of the year with an Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m., EST. GPS IIF-12 is the final satellite in the IIF-block of satellites, which…

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Blue Angels fly over 2016 Super Bowl

Posted  February 8, 2016

Navy photograph by PO1 Andrea Perez Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Delta pilots fly in formation over the 2016 Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. This year the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary and the Blue Angels celebrate their 70th anniversary year. U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue…

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Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted  February 8, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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