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100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:30am
The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 11.

US personnel in Turkey safe, Pentagon spokesman says

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:00am
All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters July 18.

KC-46 completes required flight tests

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 1:01pm
The successful A-10 mission was the last of six in-flight refueling demonstrations required before the tanker program can request approval from Frank Kendall, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, to award production Lots 1 and 2, totaling 19 KC-46A aircraft.

Program works to reduce risk on next Air Force One

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 2:05pm
The Air Force awarded a contract modification to Boeing July 15 to continue risk reduction activities for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program, which will field the next Air Force One.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:55am
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.

Air dominance and the critical role of fifth-generation fighters

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:30am
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13.

KC-46 completes milestone by refueling fighter jet, cargo plane

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:15pm
The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon and a C-17 Globemaster III July 8 and July 12, respectively, as part of a testing milestone.

Ogden complex delivers F-35s for units to reach combat readiness

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:02am
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force's active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.

Carter announces 560 US troops to deploy to Iraq

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:18pm
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad on July 11. He commended them for the recent progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including the capture of a strategic airfield near the town of Qayyarah that will aid operations to free Mosul. Carter announced that the United States, in close coordination with the Iraqi government, will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq to build on that momentum.

AF Week in Photos

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:10am
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.

AF releases candidate bases for Battlefield Airman training

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:29am
Today the Air Force announced eight installations as candidate locations where it will potentially consolidate its Battlefield Airman training.

AF selects first enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk pilot training

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:00pm
The Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick.

July issue of Airman magazine now available

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:11pm
The July issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a web browser. In the cover story, titled “Arctic Vigil,” you’ll go behind the scenes with the 176th Air Defense Squadron and the Combat Alert Cell of F-22 Raptors that monitor the sovereign airspace around Alaska and intercept any potential intruders.

MQ-9 crashes in northern Syria

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 7:58am
An MQ-9 Reaper crashed in northern Syria July 5. The aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the aircraft was lost. The remotely piloted aircraft crash was not due to enemy fire. There are no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the crash site.