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US Air Force complete C-17 avionics, weather radar upgrades

US Air Force complete C-17 avionics, weather radar upgrades

When one door closes at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex regarding aviation modernization, that same door swings open for another opportunity. In the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, maintainers have completed a complex avionics and weather radar modernization package, referred […]


Aero India 15 showcases India, US partnership

Two F-15 Eagle sit on static display during Aero India 15, Feb. 19, 2015, at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. The F-15s are assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aero India is India's premier aerospace exhibition and airshow and allowed the U.S. to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and showcase defense aircraft and equipment, which ultimately contributes toward better regional cooperation and tactical compatibility with other countries. This year marks the 10th iteration of Aero India since its inception in 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen G.Eigel)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii: From Feb. 18 through 22, more than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands assembled from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. “The […]


US, South Korean air forces sharpen cyberspace defense

US, South Korean air forces sharpen cyberspace defense

Attacks, counter-attacks, bombs, rescues, evacuations and logistics are all elements of conflict. For the participants of Key Resolve 2015 (KR15), these actions and other important elements of combat come through a buzzing hard drive rather than from a physical foe. […]


First Air Force Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft […]


New weapons simulator helps refine marksmanship skills

Staff Sgt. Ryan gulley fires at a simulated target Jan. 26, 2015, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. In addition to realistic scenarios, the new weapons simulator also includes target practice and gives real-time feedback to help improve form and technique. Gulley is a 633rd Security Forces Squadron training instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS: Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron refined their marksmanship skills Jan. 26, using a new weapons simulator at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Combat Arms center. The Meggitt Training Systems’ simulator allows Airmen to gain real-world experience with […]


Tactical Airlift Exercise Cope South 15 launches in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi commandos board a U.S. Air Force C-130H aircraft at Sylhet International Airport, Bangladesh, before conducting a personnel airdrop mission Jan. 24, 2015 during exercise Cope South. The exercise helps cultivate common bonds, foster goodwill, and improve readiness and compatibility between members of the Bangladesh and U.S. Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Jake Bailey)

BAF BASE BANGABANDHU, Bangladesh: U.S. Air Force and Bangladesh air force (BAF) personnel took to the sky Jan. 24, for the launch of exercise Cope South 15, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise at BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh. […]


US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

e of the most visible symbols of the United States of America and the office of the president of the United States,” James said. “The Boeing 747-8 is the only aircraft manufactured in the United States (that), when fully missionized, […]


F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Steve Rainey, Lockheed Martin F-22 chief test pilot flew his 1,000th hour in an F-22 Raptor, Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo by David Henry/Lockheed Martin)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father’s car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the […]


Marines Receive First F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant

F-35C

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line here, Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. […]


 
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