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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces next steps in light attack experimentation
Following the Light Attack Experiment conducted in August 2017, the Air Force announced its intention to continue experimenting with two non-developmental aircraft, the Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano, from May to July 2018 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo A-10 demonstration team to perform during 2018 airshow season
The U.S. Air Force A-10 demonstration team will once again display the capabilities of the Thunderbolt II at approximately 14 shows throughout the 2018 airshow season.
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2017
U.S. Airmen from the 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron perform pre-flight checks in an EC-130H Compass Call before executing its first training mission with an upgraded cockpit acquired via an avionic viability program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 11, 2016. The 42nd ECS’s Compass Calls were the first to be upgraded in an Air Force-wide plan to update its entire fleet of EC-130s via the AVP. (Courtesy photo/Released) Compass Call receives navigation upgrade
Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance with federal and international aviation regulations.
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2016
Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb, a 612th Air Communications Squadron command and control systems technician, reads from an online chat room while streaming a video game at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2016. Webb said streaming helped him become more social prior to joining the Air Force. He is now set on building a community by streaming five days a week and holding sessions on Sundays specifically to interact with his followers and get feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Nathan H. Barbour) Airman finds voice in virtual world
Some people attach a social stigma to video games and the people who play them -- when they picture a gamer, they don’t think of a well-lit room, socialization and a strong sense of community. Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb isn’t the stereotypical gamer. His dorm room is set up as a small studio, complete with a green screen, a professional microphone and three high-definition monitors.
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2016
Solar panels at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., collect sunlight. The Davis-Monthan solar array project, on 170 acres of underutilized land, makes it the largest of its kind on any Defnese Department installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Sarah Ruckriegle) AF's largest solar array celebrates first anniversary
December 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of the Air Force's largest operational solar array, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
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2014
A Dominican Republic air force pilot and maintenance airman inspect an A-29 Super Tucano for a nighttime flight Dec. 4, 2013, as part of an exercise to detect and track illegal drug traffic. The exercise is part of the Sovereign Skies Program, an initiative between the U.S., Colombian, and Dominican Republic air forces to share best-practices on procedures to detect, track and intercept illegal drugs moving north from South America. Since the program’s inception, the number of aircraft suspected to traffic drugs through the Dominican Republic dropped from more than 100 annually to nearly zero. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Justin Brockhoff) AFSOUTH partnership brings illicit air drug trafficking to a halt
In 2010, illegal drugs were being flown into the Dominican Republic at an alarming rate. The continual issue of drug trafficking led the Dominican government to seek new aircraft and tactics to deal with the problem. They turned to the U.S. Southern Command, which is responsible for U.S. military involvement in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. U.S. Southern Command turned to its air component, Air Forces Southern at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for expertise in interdicting illicit air traffic and regaining air sovereignty and the Sovereign Skies program was born.
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2014
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