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U.S. Air Force Bomber Sustainment and Modernization

U.S. Air Force Bomber Sustainment and Modernization

The United States’ existing long-range bomber fleet of B-52s, B-1s, and B-2s are at a critical point in their operational life span. With the average age of each airframe being 50, 28, and 20 years old, respectively, military analysts are […]


Air Superiority: Advantage over enemy skies for 60 years

Air Superiority: Advantage over enemy skies for 60 years

A few months after the D-Day invasion in June 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower surveyed the Normandy beaches with his son. “You’d never get away with this if you didn’t have air supremacy,” then 2nd Lt. John Eisenhower told his […]


Improvements Extend C-5 Life

Improvements Extend C-5 Life

Using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, Airmen here improved the reliability and life expectancy of the C-5M Super Galaxy. AFSO21 is the Air Force’s dedicated effort to maximize value and minimize waste in all of our processes. […]


Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

The Defense Department lifted its grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after analysis concluded that a cracked turbine blade in an engine on a single plane resulted from overuse in test operations, according to an official with […]


Airmen Gear Up for Largest B-1 Modification

Airmen Gear Up for Largest B-1 Modification

Members of the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron are gearing up for the largest B-1 Lancer modification in program history, as part of the Integrated Battle Station and Sustainment-Block 16 upgrade. Because of the magnitude of this upgrade, additional work […]


America Is A Superpower Because It Is An Air Power

America Is A Superpower Because It Is An Air Power

There is no question that the United States has the best military in the world. The United States is unique in its ability to project military power to multiple regions of the world simultaneously, conduct multiple major combined and joint […]


US Air force to open remaining combat positions to women

US Air force to open remaining combat positions to women

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced today the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove […]


Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawks to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawks to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has completed early delivery of two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Global Hawk allows military commanders to receive high-resolution imagery, survey vast geographic regions and pinpoint targets on the ground. Both aircraft […]


F-22 Raptor Brings Never-Before-Seen Capabilities to Aerial Warfare

F-22 Raptor Brings Never-Before-Seen Capabilities to Aerial Warfare

Col. Kevin Robbins still remembers the first time he saw the F-22 Raptor. He was driving near the flightline at Langley Air Force Base, Va., when he heard a load roar and saw a plane streak across his field of […]


 
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