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Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 30, 2016, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.

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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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Training Exercise Integrates Real World Lessons at Pacific Endeavor 2016

The Pacific Endeavor 2016 exercise is in full swing after it began Aug. 22, and military communicators from 22 Indo-Asia Pacific nations, nongovernment organizations, and academic advisors have come together to focus on improving humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the region. 

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Leader of Band is Veteran of the Year: Pilot, trauma specialist, songwriter recognized

Antelope Valley's Veteran of the Year, selected by the California State Assembly, is a two-tour Iraq War veteran, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and military parachutist. She is also a singer-songwriter who leads the Hous Band.

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The latest Stryker vehicle is built for extremes

When Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were imperiled by the destructive power of improvised explosive devices, a variant of the armored Stryker combat vehicle sporting a specially-designed blast-diffusing hull saved countless lives.

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News Briefs – August 26, 2016

Posted  August 26, 2016

Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the…

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted  August 26, 2016

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Boeing delivers advanced satellite communications network to Mexico

Posted  August 26, 2016

Boeing image An artist rendering of one of the Mexsat satellites built by Boeing, part of the overall Mexsat system Boeing designed, integrated and delivered to the government of Mexico. Boeing has delivered one of the world’s most advanced satellite communications systems to Mexico, one that opens high-speed data and voice communications to the entire…

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Goldfein honors Airmen, discusses priorities in Afghanistan visit

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein visited Airmen deployed to Afghanistan on Aug. 12. During his visit, Goldfein recognized several Airmen for outstanding performance and held an all call discussing his top priorities and the future of the Air Force.

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Former AFMC commander talks innovation, third offset

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin speaks about innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy Aug. 24, 2016, in the base theater. Innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy were the topics brought forth by retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, who spoke to members of Team…

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