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Default Air Force Logo Enlisted RPA pilot opportunity window open for NCOs, SNCO's: Apply before Nov.15 deadline
Noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officers interested in transferring to the Air Force’s newest enlisted aviation Air Force sSpecialty cCode have until Nov. 15, 2017, to submit their applications to meet the next selection board. More than 800 applicants submitted for the program last year; those who were not selected by the inaugural
0 11/02
2017
Seoul ADEX 17 concludes, partnerships thrive Seoul ADEX 17 concludes, partnerships thrive
The Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2017 wrapped up Oct. 22, 2017 at Seoul Air Base.
0 10/24
2017
Hill AFB Maintainers load for Seoul ADEX Hill AFB maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill Air Force Base maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, 2017, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A Lightning II’s first time on Asian soil.
0 10/20
2017
The F-22 Raptor demonstrates its unique flight capabilities for thousands of Korean civilians at the 2015 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition held at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea, Oct. 24, 2015. The Seoul ADEX gives American service members a chance to showcase their outstanding aircraft and equipment to the Korean public.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) US forces to participate in Seoul ADEX 2017
The U.S. military will be represented at the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, or Seoul ADEX 17, at Seoul Airport, South Korea, Oct. 17-22, 2017.
0 10/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Courtney poses
for a photo before the 558th Flying Training Squadron's Undergraduate
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training Course graduation August 4, 2017, at
Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Courtney is the
first-ever enlisted female to qualify as an RPA pilot. Name badges were
blurred due to Air Force limits on disclosure of identifying information for
RPA operators. (U.S. Air Force Illustration by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young) Air Force graduates first female enlisted pilot
The Air Force’s first female enlisted pilot completed Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training August 4, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
0 8/05
2017
The RQ-4 Global Hawk worked on by Team Robins maintenance professionals sits on the base flight line June 29, 2017. A special ribbon cutting ceremony, signaling the early completion of work on the first RQ-4 Global Hawk at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., was held June 29. Robins is the first and only installation to have a building-based Launch and Recovery Element, allowing the aircraft to take off and land from this location. This is also the first time a Global Hawk has flown into an Air Force air logistics complex. Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex maintenance professionals meticulously painted the aircraft to prevent corrosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan/released) Robins AFB finishes Global Hawk work
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony, signaling the early completion of work on the first RQ-4 Global Hawk at Robins Air Force Base, was held on the base flight line here June 29, 2017.
0 7/05
2017
Master Sgt. Alex, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, poses for a photo in front of a RQ-4 Global Hawk June 21, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, California. Alex was previously a sensor operator on the RQ-4 who was stationed at Beale before going through all of the training to become a remotely piloted aircraft pilot. He has returned to Beale to finish his training to become an enlisted pilot and fly the RQ-4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco) Enlisted RPA pilots soar to new heights
The Air Force’s first three Enlisted Pilot Initial Class graduates are slated to complete their final phase of training requirements in July at Beale Air Force Base, California.
0 6/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC
The Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota to ACC effective June 13, 2017.
0 6/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Application window opens for enlisted RPA pilot selection board
Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots have until Nov. 15, 2017, to submit completed application packages, including physical exams, to the Air Force Personnel Center.
0 6/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 30
On this look around the Air Force, the enlisted remotely piloted aircraft program opens to all career fields, the Air Force is making the upgrade to Windows 10, and the Air Force officially welcomes its new vice chief of staff.
0 8/30
2016
Default Air Force Logo Global Hawk gets innovative ISR payload adapter
Using a cooperative research and development agreement, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, partnering with Northrop Grumman and Air Combat Command, has developed an innovative solution to the tricky problem of how to connect existing and future information gathering sensor capabilities, not currently designed for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system, to link with the airframe system.
0 6/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 20
This look around the Air Force features a B-52 Stratofortress accident at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Gen. Lori Robinson assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; and Edwards AFB, California, tested the RQ-4 Global Hawk in icy conditions, without ice.
0 5/20
2016
NATO's first Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 19, 2015, completing its first flight. The aircraft took off from U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and arrived at Edwards AFB. The test flight marked the start of six months of ground and airborne testing at Edwards AFB before the aircraft is sent to its new home in Sigonella, Italy. NATO AGS is a derivative of the wide-area surveillance Global Hawk, with a few small changes in the communications software to meet certain criteria for operation in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chris Okula) NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft arrives at Edwards
NATO's first Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft arrived at Edwards Air Force Base Dec. 19 completing its first flight. The test flight marked the start of six months of ground and airborne testing at Edwards AFB before the aircraft is sent to its new home in Sigonella, Italy.
0 12/21
2015
Senior Airman Jose pulls a set of chalks while escorting an RQ-4 Global Hawk back to a hangar during ground operations at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia September 18, 2015. Jose is an assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Global Hawk maintainers deliver ISR capability to warfighters
The maintainers, assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, are responsible for maintaining and ensuring the RQ-4 Global Hawk is able to deliver round-the-clock intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communication support to ground forces and aerial platforms conducting missions in Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 9/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: The Global Hawk
It seems the coolest new toys out there involve drones. Check out this week's Tech Report, which highlights one of the most prestigious of them all: the RQ-4 Global Hawk.
0 7/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo ACC loans Global Hawk to Global Vigilance Combined Test Force
The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command. The aircraft, from Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, is joining the Block 20 and 40 aircraft at Edwards AFB to offer an additional platform for configuration-constrained testing, allowing the test force to balance their schedule.
0 8/21
2014
Master Sgt. Rob Donnelly conducts pre-flight checks on an EQ-4 Global Hawk before it's first launch Nov. 27, 2010, from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.  The EQ-4 carries the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) which acts as a persistent gateway, bridging diverse tactical data links and voice communications to improve battlefield communications. Donnelly is from the 380th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
Reservist has key role in Global Hawk mission over Nigeria
A Beale Air Force Base, California RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot was involved with last month's mission over Nigeria to attempt to locate a group of school girls kidnapped by terrorists.
0 6/04
2014
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