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Defense One reporter Marcus Weisgerber speaks with Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson at the Defense One Summit in Washington, Nov. 9, 2017. Wilson stressed the need for speed to counter global threats. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone) Speed drives Air Force, DoD innovation, improvements
Speed is the crux of innovation and improvements the Defense Department will make to ensure the force is ready for any contingency, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson said at the Defense One Summit Nov. 9, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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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.
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2017
U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific F-35A scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific
Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, Utah’s 34th Fighter Squadron are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation. The aircraft and supporting personnel are scheduled to arrive at Kadena AB in early November 2017.
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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.
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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.
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2017
F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II 500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky
The Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base.
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2017
Lt. Col. George Watkins, 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower on Sept. 17, 2015 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the sortie, the weapon system’s first at Hill, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/ALEX R. LOYD) Hill, Robins AFB to provide F-35 software sustainment
The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II.
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2017
F-35As fly in weapons evaluation F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
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2017
The 62nd Fighter Squadron attends the funeral of formers 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson. 62nd FS mate finally laid to rest
Nearly 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania, Aug. 4, 2017.
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2017
F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course graduation Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course
The 61st Fighter Squadron made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017. After eight months of tremendous teamwork from across the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base produced six F-35A fighter pilots ready for the combat Air Force.
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2017
A 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor taxis before take off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 11, 2017. The wing conducted night flying training missions to keep pilots current on skills needed to operate in the dark. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 19
On this look around the Air Force a Wounded Warrior receives the Pat Tillman award at the ESPYs, a medical exercise in Minnesota provides free healthcare for local residents, and Red Flag 17-3 features F-35s from both the Air Force and the Marine Corps. Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Robbie Arp.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 12
On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Matthew Clark with the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit directs the pilot who flew the 388th Fighter Wing’s 24th aircraft assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron / 34th AMU June 21. The 24th aircraft is significant because it completes the first full F-35A squadron at an operational unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donovan K Potter) First operational F-35A squadron receives final aircraft
The 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Hill Air Force Base accepted its final two combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls June 21, 2017.
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A U.S. F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performs for a crowd of nearly 100,000 people at Le Bourget Airport, France, during the Paris Air Show, June 23, 2017. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to showcase their leadership in aerospace technology to an international audience. By participating, the U.S. hopes to promote standardization and interoperability of equipment with their NATO allies and international partners. This year marks the 52nd Paris Air Show and the event features more than 100 aircraft from around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) F-35 makes historic appearance at Paris Air Show
The U.S. made history when two F-35A Lightning IIs arrived at the Paris Air Show to fly the aircraft's first public aerial demonstrations June 19 – 25, 2017. Pulling off a historic event such as this takes months of careful planning and preparation. This team had only 36 days to make it happen.
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver Sept. 12, 2016 over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This sortie marks the 10,000th flying hour for the F-35 program at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) Luke AFB to resume local F-35A flying operations
The 56th Fighter Wing will resume local F-35A Lightning II flight operations June 21, 2017, following an 11-day pause after five physiological events occurred during flights from May 2-June 8, 2017.
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2017
388th Maintenance Group Loading Standardization Crew Member Master Sgt. Jeffrey Taggart reads technical data during a validation and verification process of an ammuntion bulk loader used to load cannon rounds onto the F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader
The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9, 2017, during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops
The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, cancelled local flying operations today for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Michael Wilkins, a crew chief assigned to the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, walks toward a sun shade after launching an F-35 Lightning II aircraft, number 5079, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 22. In addition to the sortie being the 3,000th in an operational F-35 at Hill, it also turned out to be Wilkens’s first solo launch. (U.S. Air Force/Paul Holcomb) Hill AFB Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS
The 3,000th F-35A Lighting II sortie departed Hill Air Force Base generated by maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve’s 419th FW May 22, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 19
On this look around the Air Force, the F-35 Lightning II pilot minimum weight restriction has been lifted and May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
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