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B-21 Raider The B-21 has a name: Raider
The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider.
0 9/19
2016
F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the U.S. The fighters were returning to Luke AFB, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown) AF declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’
The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.
0 8/02
2016
The KC-46A Pegasus performs its first-ever aerial refueling Jan. 24, 2016, passing 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (Boeing photo/Paul Weatherman)
KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration
The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.
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2016
A KC-46 Pegasus took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wa., Sept. 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jet Fabara)

KC-46A tanker completes successful first flight
A KC-46A Pegasus tanker (EMD-2) made history with its first flight Sept. 25 from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, landing a few hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle.
7 9/25
2015
Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron remove a damaged nacelle, the protective covering on the engine, from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. A maintenance response team from the 332nd EMXG repaired the jet and got it back in the air – a task that could have taken more than a month – in less than five days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis) Airmen return A-10 to air after catastrophic engine failure in Iraq
A maintenance repair team from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron recently responded to an A-10C Thunderbolt II that suffered a noncombat-related engine failure and had to divert to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
3 4/24
2015
Default Air Force Logo Nevada range supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise
The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in their first Marine Corps' Final Exercise (FINEX) of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course on the NTTR.
0 4/23
2015
Default Air Force Logo F-35 Lightning II costs drop, report shows
A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24, 2015.
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2015
Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus dons his helmet before his first F-35 sortie flight March 18, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pleus is the commander of the 56th Fighter Wing. Pleus will now be the first commander to switch to the F-35 on Luke AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Devante Williams) First Luke F-35 student takes to the sky
The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 Lightning II pilots when the first student, Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, the commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, flew the wing's first training sortie March 18.
0 3/19
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force funds research for remotely piloted aircraft
Although the development of remotely piloted aircraft began in the 1950s, they are increasingly used by both military and commercial customers and provide a promising new chapter in the history of aviation.
0 3/19
2015
An F-35 sits under a sun shade on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program office and a small business partner have developed high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating to improve reliability and maintainability. The F-35 is but one of the weapon systems to benefit from this technology. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) AF develops high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating for fighter aircraft
The Air Force and a small business partner developed an innovative, high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that could directly improve the reliability and maintainability of weapon systems across the Air Force, including the F-35 Lightning II.
0 3/13
2015
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