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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 […]


USAF Satellite Launched Today Will Improve Weather Prediction

USAF Satellite Launched Today Will Improve Weather Prediction

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite built by Lockheed Martin was successfully launched today at 7:46 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. atop an Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition shortly after launch. DMSP-19 is the […]


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 […]


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 […]


US welcomes deal on relocating air base in Japan

US welcomes deal on relocating air base in Japan

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Friday praised a decision by Japanese officials to allow the relocation of a US air base in Okinawa, calling it a “milestone” for relations with Tokyo. Hagel welcomed the approval of the long-delayed move of […]


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 […]


US Air Force Participates In First-Ever Israeli Blue Flag Exercise

US Air Force Participates In First-Ever Israeli Blue Flag Exercise

The U.S. Air Force participated in the first Israeli Blue Flag exercise at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 24-28. Blue Flag is the largest multinational aerial warfare training exercise hosted by the Israeli air force. The exercise included forces […]


 
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