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USAF Gets First Upgraded B-52H Bomber

USAF Gets First Upgraded B-52H Bomber

Air Force Global Strike Command took delivery of a significantly enhanced Boeing B-52H Stratofortress in a ceremony here, April 25. The B-52H spent the previous 10 months at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., being refitted with the Combat Network Communications […]


US Air Force secretary reports on total force balance

US Air Force secretary reports on total force balance

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined April 30 the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept. James, along with Air Force Chief of […]


Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of […]


USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

A US Air Force research team is in the process of beta-testing Google Glass headsets for possible utilization in battlefield scenarios. The BATMAN evaluation group at the US Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing is a highly-distinguished military research and […]


F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs […]


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 […]


 
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