Articles written by: Air Force News Agency

Marines Receive First F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant

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The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line here, Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. […]


Nuclear satellite terminal upgrade to begin operational testing

Nuclear satellite terminal upgrade to begin operational testing

The nuclear satellite communication terminals that connect U.S. leaders to Minuteman combat crews in the event of a nuclear attack are currently undergoing an upgrade and scheduled to begin operational testing this month. The Air Force will be updating its […]


US Air Force Develops Interoperability with UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR WARFARE CENTER, UAE - The sun sets behind an F-22 Raptor Dec. 1, 2009. F-22 Raptors have deployed from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, VA to the United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center. Aircrews have been participating in bilateral training opportunities with Coalition partners. The exercises are designed to promote security, stability and mutual interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)

The Air Force‚Äôs ability to continue building partnerships to meet challenges of future warfare directly involves Airmen and Soldiers who are focused on building partnership capacity throughout the region. As the result of a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and […]


Free tax preparation, advice available to US military families

Free tax preparation, advice available to US military families

With the new year comes the annual dread of tax-filing season and the confusion and stress that can go along with it, especially for military families whose tax returns can be further complicated by frequent relocations, involvement of rental properties […]


Lockheed awarded $68M contract for F-22 work at Hill AFB

Lockheed awarded $68M contract for F-22 work at Hill AFB

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.8 million contract to help finish a year’s worth of maintenance and repair work for the F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The contract calls for Lockheed to conduct preparation […]


US Deploys First MC-130J to Asia

US Deploys First MC-130J to Asia

Kadena’s newest aircraft touched down here, Dec. 21, 2014, after a flight across the Pacific to its new home with the 353rd Special Operations Group. The MC-130J Commando II is replacing the retiring MC-130P Combat Shadow assigned to the 353rd […]


DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic […]


Boeing Completes Successful First Flight In KC-46 Program

Boeing Completes Successful First Flight In KC-46 Program

The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) aircraft #1 Dec. 28. EMD #1 is a provisioned 767-2C freighter and the critical building block for the KC-46 missionized aerial refueler. The maiden flight […]


Airforce Life Cycle Management Center helps design transport isolation system

Airforce Life Cycle Management Center helps design transport isolation system

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is playing a unique role in the United States’ comprehensive Ebola response efforts in West Africa through the center’s involvement in developing a transport isolation system. The system will enable safe aeromedical […]


 
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