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US, French remember America’s first combat pilots

US, French remember America’s first combat pilots

PARIS: U.S. and French civilian and military leaders paid their respects to America’s first combat pilots during ceremony at a memorial outside of Paris, May 27. Gen. Roger Brady, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, U.S. Ambassador to France […]


Airmen upgrade GPS constellation

Airmen upgrade GPS constellation

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.: Airmen from the 2nd Space Operations Squadron and from the 19th SOPS took control of the Air Force’s newest GPS satellite following its launch into orbit May 28 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. […]


US, Japan Agree to Relocate Air Base on Okinawa

US, Japan Agree to Relocate Air Base on Okinawa

WASHINGTON: The United States and Japan agreed yesterday to relocate a controversial U.S. air base to a less densely populated area on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The future of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma had been a subject of […]


F-22s Set to Deploy to Japan, Guam

F-22s Set to Deploy to Japan, Guam

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.: The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to deploy F-22A Raptors to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and Kadena Air Base, Japan, in late May for approximately four months. Twelve F-22As will deploy from Holloman AFB […]


Additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods for Royal Saudi Air Force

Additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods for Royal Saudi Air Force

ORLANDO, Fla: Lockheed Martin has signed a $40 million foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Saudi Air Force. This is the second Sniper ATP purchase in a multi-year precision sensor modernization program […]


X-51A Waverider flight planned for May 25

X-51A Waverider flight planned for May 25

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio: Weather permitting, Air Force officials said the X-51A Waverider will make its first hypersonic flight test attempt May 25 after it is released from a B-52 Stratofortress off the southern coast of California. The unmanned […]


Air Force directs immediate inspection of advanced combat helmets

Air Force directs immediate inspection of advanced combat helmets

WASHINGTON: Air Force officials here directed an immediate service-wide inspection, recall and reporting of defective advanced combat helmets May 19. Logistics officials said evidence indicates some helmets were produced using unauthorized manufacturing practices, defective materials and improper quality procedures that […]


BAE to Train Brunei Air Force Pilots in Australia

BAE to Train Brunei Air Force Pilots in Australia

TAMWORTH, Australia: BAE Systems has further expanded its unique military flight instruction program at its Tamworth Flight Training Centre. Students from the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) will shortly commence basic pilot training at Tamworth, reinforcing BAE Systems capability as […]


Air Force Leaders Take FY 2011 Budget Request to Capitol Hill

Air Force Leaders Take FY 2011 Budget Request to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON: The Air Force’s top two leaders addressed the service’s fiscal year 2011 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee May 12 here. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz […]


 
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