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Air Force photograph by A1C Luke Kitterman Defense

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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Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon
Local

Twenty-eight promoted in February ceremony

Posted  February 5, 2016

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Standing in between Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, are some of February 2016’s enlisted promotees. The monthly promotion ceremony was held Jan. 29 at the base theater. Congratulations to all the Edwards Airmen who…

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Events

Drone manufacture speaks at Plane Crazy

Posted  February 5, 2016

Star Wars and Hunger Games maybe a little closer to reality than we may think. Eileen Shibly, featured speaker at Plane Crazy, the monthly event at Mojave Air and Space Port, introduced Monarch Inc., a drone design and manufacture company who builds custom programs for various clients. She currently serves as the director of the…

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NASA photograph by Chriss Gunn
Space

Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted  February 5, 2016

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

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Local

HT February 5

Posted  February 5, 2016

U.S. Air ForceĀ A1C Chase R. Lyth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan
Defense

Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted  February 5, 2016

A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot made history Feb. 2 as the first Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II.

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