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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 […]


USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

A feature of aircraft design unchanged for nearly a century may have been twisted into a new shape as a result of a revolutionary new structure being tested in the Mojave Desert. A specially modified Gulfstream III jet successfully took […]


Iraqi Pilots to Train On Iraqi-Purchased F-16s In Arizona

Iraqi Pilots to Train On Iraqi-Purchased F-16s In Arizona

The initial group of F-16 fighter jets purchased by Iraq will be delivered to Tucson, Arizona, for Iraqi pilot training due to the security situation in Balad in Iraq, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said here today. Speaking […]


Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

The need for modernization of the U.S. nuclear forces was made clear by speakers at a strategic nuclear enterprise symposium here, Sept. 18. “We’re here to share thoughts about the current state of, and the way forward for the nuclear […]


Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

The Air Force’s newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. […]


Joint Effort Validates Ability to Move Stryker Vehicles Via Air

Joint Effort Validates Ability to Move Stryker Vehicles Via Air

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline here, marking the Army’s first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction. According to Glen Bailey, the […]


US Air Force Deploys F-15s to Bulgaria

US Air Force Deploys F-15s to Bulgaria

More than 180 Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and 12 F-15C Eagles flew to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in a bilateral training event, Thracian Eagle 2014, Aug. 18-Sep. 1. Pilots from the 493rd […]


82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time […]


Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating […]


 
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