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Wed
24
May

Arctic Challenge Exercise Aims to Increase Interoperability

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By Air Force Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel, 48th Fighter Wing — (DoD News) —Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland — May 24, 2017.

Twelve F-15C Eagles and 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, and two KC-135 Stratotankers from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden....

Fri
19
May

Reconnaissance Aircraft Makes Historic Appearance at Northern Edge

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze, 9th Reconnaissance Wing — (DoD News) — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska — May 19, 2017.

This year, the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft from Beale AFB, Cal., flew for the first time.

Fri
12
May

10 mai 1966, première traversée transatlantique d’un avion de combat à réaction français

Source : Armée de l'Air ─ Paris, le 12 mai 2017.

Il y a 51 ans, le 10 mai 1966, un Mirage IVA de l’escadron de bombardement 1/91 « Gascogne » effectuait pour la première fois une traversée transatlantique. Un vol inédit de 7h40 constituant la première étape d’un périple de 20 000 kilomètres qui prit fin sur la piste de Hao, en Polynésie française.

Tue
18
Apr

Far-North Base Connects Air Force to its Satellites

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By Air Force Airman William Tracy, 50th Space Wing — (DoD News) — Thule, Greenland — April 18, 2017.

Far north -- so far the northern lights are to the south -- is Detachment 1 of the Air Force’s 23rd Space Operations Squadron, a remote unit situated nearly on top of the world in the ice fields of Thule Air Base, Greenland.

Thu
30
Mar

Congress Probes Military Pilot Shortage

By Karen Parrish — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — March 30, 2017.

About future and pending aviation shortfalls: A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress yesterday.

Wed
29
Mar

Air Force Official Details ‘National Aircrew Crisis’

By Karen Parrish — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — March 29, 2017.

A confluence of circumstances in the Air Force has “birthed a national aircrew crisis,” the service’s manpower chief warned the House Armed Service Committee’s military personnel subcommittee today.

Wed
22
Mar

U.S. Air Force Trains Alongside Japanese and South Korean Counterparts

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii — (DoD News) — March 22, 2017.

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan yesterday with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons carried...

Fri
10
Mar

U.S.-Japanese Forces Train Together During ‘Forest Light’ Exercise

By Marine Corps Cpl. Kelsey Dornfeld III, Marine Expeditionary Force — (DoD News) — Camp Soumagahara — Japan March 10, 2017.

American Marine Corps and Japanese Ground SDF conducted aerial integration training using the Marines’ MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and Japanese CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the Soumagahara training area.

Mon
06
Mar

Air Force Conducts Red Flag 17-2 Exercise at Nellis AFB

By Air Force Senior Airman Zade Vadnais, 20th Fighter Wing — (DoD News) — Nellis Air Force Base — Nevada March 6, 2017.

The Air Force’s two-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise Red Flag 17-2 began in Nellis AFB. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise...

Mon
27
Feb

U.S., Japan Intercept Ballistic Missile in Test

From a Missile Defense Agency News Release — (DoD News) — Fort Belvoir, Virginia — February 7, 2017.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency aboard the USS John Paul Jones, successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii.

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