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27
Feb

Air Force to Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition to MQ-9 Reaper

By Air Force Senior Airman Christian Clausen, 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing — (DoD News) — Creech Air Force Base, Nevada — February 27, 2017.

For the past 21 years, the Air Force has flown the MQ-1 Predator unmanned vehicle in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper. 

Fri
24
Feb

Guardsmen to Test Space Capsule Recovery Systems

By Eric Durr, New York National Guard — (DoD News) — Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New York — February 24, 2017.

Members of the New York ANG's 106th Rescue Wing head to Hawaii to participate in a joint NASA and DoD mission to evaluate recovery techniques and gear used to recover NASA's Orion spacecraft.

Thu
23
Feb

Air Force Chief of Staff Outlines Future Challenges of Military Readiness

By Terri Moon Cronk — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — February 23, 2017.

Readiness is central to the military services, and the biggest challenge for the U.S. Air Force lies in its growth as its smallest-ever force takes on growing missions, Air Force CoS Gen. David L. Goldfein said today.

Thu
09
Feb

Airmen Hone Their Skills During Combat Flight Training Exercise

By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing, Air Dominance Center, Savannah, Georgia — (DoD News) — February 9, 2017.

Approximately 140 airmen and 8 F-15C Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon ANG, participated in the Sentry Savannah 17-2 exercise during January and February at the Air Dominance Center. 

Thu
09
Feb

Texas-Based B-1s Assume Pacom’s Continuous Bomber Presence Mission

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger, 36th Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam — (DoD News) — February 9, 2017.

Four B-1B Lancer bombers and airmen with the 7th Bomb Wing are deployed in Guam.

Tue
07
Feb

Goldfein Describes Challenges Facing the Air Force

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — February 7, 2017.

The Air Force chief of staff spoke about the challenges facing his service and what the Air Force must do in the future for the joint force, during a meeting with the Defense Writers’ Group today.

Thu
26
Jan

Hyten: Deterrence in Space Means No War Will be Fought There

By Cheryl Pellerin — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — January 26, 2017.

Space capabilities have created a revolution in military affairs, an environment in which information is key to the battlespace and deterrence means war will never be fought in space, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said

Mon
23
Jan

Trump to Nominate Heather Wilson as Next Air Force Secretary

Washington D.C. — (DoD News) — January 23, 2017.

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she will be the first Air Force academy graduate to become Secretary of the Air Force.

Tue
13
Dec

Crew Members Rescued After Osprey Lands in Shallow Water Off Okinawa

By Terri Moon Cronk — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — December 13, 2016.

A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft with five crew members aboard landed in shallow water off the coastline of Camp Schwab Marine Corps Base in Okinawa, Japan, last night shortly before 10 p.m. Japan time. All five were rescued.

Fri
09
Dec

Carter Offers Condolences on Death of Former Astronaut, Senator John Glenn

(DOD News) — Washington D.C. — December 9, 2016.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today praised former Marine Corps fighter pilot, astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn for his dedication, courage and service to the nation. Glenn orbited Earth three times in his Friendship 7 capsule.

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