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Close Air Support Key to Strategic Success

Close Air Support Key to Strategic Success

Before the sun rises, the sound of an F-16 Fighting Falcon can be heard taking off, breaking the dull silence of the morning as they participate in a two week close-air support training exercise with various squadrons and units. Known […]


End looms for US Air Force’s A-10 ground-attack jet

End looms for US Air Force’s A-10 ground-attack jet

Long disliked by the US Air Force, the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jet may finally be heading for the chopping block due to budget constraints. The “Warthog,” first designed as a tank buster to target Soviet armored vehicles in the […]


China Maps Out Its First Air Defense ID Zone

China Maps Out Its First Air Defense ID Zone

China has established its first air defense identification zone in accordance with Chinese law and international practices to safeguard its sovereignty, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Saturday. The move allows early-warning time and helps China protect its sovereignty […]


Combat Rescue Helicopter: Air Force Backing Away from Its Bravest Warfighters

Combat Rescue Helicopter: Air Force Backing Away from Its Bravest Warfighters

After a dozen years of continuous combat in Southwest Asia, the term “warfighter” is in danger of being devalued by our political culture. In our eagerness to honor all those who serve, we make it sound like everybody who dons […]


New Boeing B-52 Upgrade to Increase Smart Weapons Capacity by Half

New Boeing B-52 Upgrade to Increase Smart Weapons Capacity by Half

Boeing will continue to increase the B-52 bomber’s effectiveness and versatility under a new U.S. Air Force contract that calls for the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a […]


Boeing, Lockheed team up for new US Air Force bomber

Boeing, Lockheed team up for new US Air Force bomber

Boeing and Lockheed Martin said Friday they have teamed up to bid for a new $55 billion US Air Force bomber program aimed at replacing the aging bomber fleet. Boeing is acting as the prime contractor, and Lockheed is the […]


Israel Air Force Makes Series of Historic Organizational Changes

Israel Air Force Makes Series of Historic Organizational Changes

Following changes in the scale of the Air Force’s missions and responsibilities, the position of Chief of the Air Group will be divided by two brigadier generals and a new officer will be appointed to oversee coordination with the Ground […]


US Air Force Stands Up New F-22 Squadron

US Air Force Stands Up New F-22 Squadron

The 95th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit will once again call Tyndall home as officials announced the new F-22 Raptor squadron activated Oct. 11. “We are honored to have the 95th call Tyndall home again,” said Col. David E. […]


Air Force, Army work together during exercise

Air Force, Army work together during exercise

YUKON TRAINING AREA, Alaska (The 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently conducted a large-scale, joint training event at the Yukon Training Area, Alaska. More than 450 Troopers and support Soldiers deployed to […]


 
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