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  • Global U-2 Flying Operations Not Impacted by recent crash

    Beale Air Force Base, Calif.- Flying operations worldwide for the U-2 Dragon Lady have not been impacted as a result of a recent crash here on September 20, 2016. The demand signal for the U-2 to continue supporting combatant commanders and meet national security objectives has not diminished. The aircraft continues to be flown by highly trained pilots globally
  • Carlisle: F-35A is fusion warfare key component

    During a panel session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20, F-35A Lightning II senior leadership discussed the future of the multi-role aircraft.
  • ACC commander: Airmen make a difference daily

    The success of today’s Air Force is a product of the Airmen who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way for the defense of the nation, the commander of Air Combat Command told thousands of Airmen, members of industry and airpower advocates during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20.
  • A 10-minute test: Airman delivers daughter

    When Master Sgt. Travis Shaw left for work the morning of Aug. 9, he probably couldn’t have imagined that just hours later his combat lifesaving skills would be tested in an emergency situation most pararescue specialists don’t traditionally encounter. But rather than treating a service member on the battlefield, Shaw found himself helping his wife deliver their daughter, Clara Elyse, at the bottom of the staircase in their home in Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Former Thunderbird pilot reunites with T-38 at Tyndall AFB

    Retired Lt. Col. and former United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot Dale Cooke, reunites with the aircraft he flew while serving with the USAF Thunderbirds from 1979-1982.
  • Chief exercises resilience through mountain climbing

    The four pillars of comprehensive airmen fitness are mental, physical, social and spiritual. How Airmen choose to strengthen them is of their own desire, but one sergeant thinks a way to reinforce all of these concepts is found at the top of each American states’ highest point.
  • Utah DOD agencies host annual meeting with American Indian tribes

    Utah Defense Department agencies hosted their annual face-to-face meeting at Bear River Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah, Aug. 25-26 with American Indian tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.
  • Spanish aircrews train with US at Red Flag 16-4

    Since its inception in 1975, Red Flag has served as the pinnacle of air-to-air combat training for the Air Force and its allies. For the Spanish Air Force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.
  • Colorado stands in for Afghanistan during pilot training

    The 81st Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, spent two weeks at Peterson AFB training six Afghan Air Force pilots to fly A-29 Super Tucano. The pilots are participating in a program that began in 2015 and will ultimately train 30 pilots and 90 maintainers through 2018. Most training takes place at Moody AFB, but the area’s geography doesn’t replicate Afghanistan.
  • F-35A continues fifth-generation tradition of air superiority against legacy aircraft

    Years ago, Lt. Col. Brad Bashore flew against the F-22 Raptor as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. Now, as an F-35A Lightning II pilot at this year’s exercise Northern Lightning, it was his turn to deliver fire from the clouds.
  • Luke receives Air Force’s 100th F-35 on heels of IOC announcement, unit activation

    The F-35 Lightning II program took another huge step forward Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35, designated AF-100, arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, following the recent announcement of the fifth-generation jet fighter’s initial operational capability.
  • AF readiness for global combat power

    The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct personnel and cargo from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe.
  • Singaporean leaders visit, recognize first weapons instructors

    The 366th Fighter Wing welcomed Singaporean Maj. Gen. Mervyn Tan, chief of Republic of Singapore Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Tommy Tan Ah Han, Republic of Singapore Air Force Air Combat Command commander, Aug. 17-20, to recognize the first graduates of the Singaporean Fighter Weapons Instructor Course at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
  • Airmen assist in Arizona highway rescue

    High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer. One of them applied his might to the piece of metal that kept the woman confined to her vehicle while the other held the door while trying to guide her down the steps of its cab toward safety.
  • Colombian airmen join counterparts in Louisiana for Green Flag East

    Forty-five Colombian airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, as part of exercise Green Flag East Aug 13-29.
  • Langley hosts Shine fighter pilot award ceremony

    Four pilots were awarded the Lt. Col. Anthony C. Shine Fighter Pilot Award during a ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 11.
  • AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

    Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.
  • Aggressor’s new paint scheme resembles real-world threats

    To improve upon their training efforts and better represent real-world threats, the 64th Aggressor Squadron unveiled a new “splinter” paint scheme for the F-16 Fighting Falcon aggressors at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • AF releases criteria for basing new F-16 training squadrons

    The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill

    Hill Air Force Base, Utah, hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II is ready for combat.
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