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B-1B Software Upgrade Will Ensure Future Warfighting Capabilities

B-1B Software Upgrade Will Ensure Future Warfighting Capabilities

In order to keep the B-1B Lancer’s capabilities ready to operate now and well into the fast-paced integrated battlefield of the future, the 419th Flight Test Squadron began testing Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades here April 1, to work in […]


Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of […]


F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs […]


USAF Bombers Train On Long-Range Capabilities

USAF Bombers Train On Long-Range Capabilities

Two B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and two B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., recently flew non-stop from their home stations to training ranges in Hawaii to exercise the president’s credible and flexible military […]


Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on […]


First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE: Escorted by two F-16 fighting Falcons, Luke Air Force Base’s first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11 a.m. March 10, from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas. “This is a day that […]


6 F-15s, KC-135 to augment NATO mission in Baltics

6 F-15s, KC-135 to augment NATO mission in Baltics

Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement today during Senate testimony that the United States is augmenting its participation in NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltics and will increase joint training through its aviation detachment in Poland, a defense official […]


Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan: The Transit Center’s final aerial refueling mission over Afghanistan landed here Feb. 24, completing the end of an era. After six hours of traveling, refueling A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, and F-16 Fighting Falcons, the KC-135 Stratotanker […]


New AC-130J completes first test flight

New AC-130J completes first test flight

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the sky for the first time as a gunship here Jan. 31. In early January 2013, the Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II […]


 
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