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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
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The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
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.@MacDill_AFB #Airmen answered the call, provided support to a critical #AirForce mission. https://t.co/arv5pu9szU https://t.co/qTIMzxskqF
The multi-national, joint training #NorthernStrike 18 is underway at Grayling Army Airfield, MI. With over 5,000 pa… https://t.co/izwdzk37tC
After getting an eagle-eye view of the #JPARC at @EielsonAirForce, @SecAFOfficial spoke to #Airmen, civilians and t… https://t.co/6XNlXYfKSA
RT @DeptofDefense: Fill ‘er up! ⛽ This @USAirForce F-15E gets refueled in the air from a KC-135 Stratotanker while flying over the #US. htt…
The odds that these two brothers have the opportunity to serve together at the same base, let alone the same squadr… https://t.co/yk1TdruHes
It's that time again! Check out the most recent edition of #WIP. https://t.co/4CLv053giP https://t.co/LtHdImGG1S
#ICYMI: #VCSAF met with inaugural class of the #AirForce’s Aviation, Character and Education Flight Program that re… https://t.co/MrvtNjAn1p
As a apart of the continuous effort to develop leaders in a technical environment, the #AirForce is seeking nominat… https://t.co/hqtX7NP5FQ
For the first time Logistics Readiness Squadron #Airmen from @48FighterWing & @RAFMildenhall steer through Continge… https://t.co/wjICAnLrHK
RT @AFResearchLab: Ready to experience 9 times the force of gravity? We are. Just cut the ribbon on the @DeptofDefense's only human-rated…
Members from the Naha Air Base fire department test the force of water from a hose during joint live-fire training… https://t.co/Udl9zsPbxS
A tradition of honor! The Cisna family's #USAF service goes back four generations - since the #AirForce's inception… https://t.co/vaM6jn9sGm
There is no #airpower without ground power! Aerospace ground equipment #Airmen maintain a variety of essential equi… https://t.co/IrPXXp2ipn
A deployed environment became the backdrop for a family reunion when these #Airmen reunited for an enlistment cerem… https://t.co/52kz4IB4hP
History in the making! A flight & mission crew comprised almost exclusively of #Airmen from the reserve components… https://t.co/hloFiRArFn
#Innovative 1st Reconnaissance Squadron training @9thRW provides #RQ4 student #pilots valuable flying experience.… https://t.co/KH2snQvg81
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: We're making progress toward revitalizing squadrons, but we'll keep swinging away at this together -- by focusing on t…
#USAF, @USArmy & @USNavy #cyber techs come together for Cyber Combat Support Training during exercise Patriot Warri… https://t.co/64Ua7jJrSr
.@CivilAirPatrol cadets sprung into action to rescue man from a rapidly sinking vehicle! Read about their life-savi… https://t.co/uUbGVuzmA2