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WASHINGTON — Meetings between Boeing and the U.S. Air Force on the KC-46's schedule appear to have stagnated, with both parties still at odds about when the first tanker will be delivered. “We have had meetings with Boeing, and additional meetings last week to get an agreement on a schedule,” Air ...
AGADEZ, Niger (AP) — On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the US Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region. Three hangars and the first layers of a runway command a sandy, barren field. Niger Air Base 201 is ...

Aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System started a weeklong training at McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, California today in anticipation of summer blazes. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt.
The U.S. Air Force is determined that the Raytheon-built trainer's lifespan will extend through five decades, into the 2030s. In pursuit of that goal, the Air Force awarded a $155.7 million modernization contract to Field Aerospace — with its subcontractors Rockwell Collins, Nextant Aerospace and FlightSafety ...
The U.S. Air Force plans to present two specimens of its fifth-generation aircraft as a static display at the show, which starts Wednesday. The two planes arrived from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, on Sunday evening after what officials termed the aircraft's longest nonstop flight, at 11-plus hours.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shane Berger, 755th Operational Support Squadron airborne linguist, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 19, 2018. Berger was accepted into a program that will give him the opportunity to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical ...

The U.S. Air Force this week awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $928 million contract to develop a prototype hypersonic cruise missile, or the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon. The project is one of two hypersonic weapon prototyping efforts the service is pursuing. US officials have said they fear the ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The U.S. Air Force is planning to put sensors on allies' satellites to boost deterrence, increase resiliency — and simply get them to orbit sooner. The move is intended to diversify the makeup of military spacecraft that circle the Earth, better protecting them from an enemy ...
The service has new purchasing authorities, a planned new structure for its satellite-buying arm — and a new attitude, company leaders say. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Industry executives say they're already seeing the U.S. Air Force move faster on various space-related contracts. Service ...
An F-35 from Edwards AFB flies over the California coastline. (Courtesy photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) ?Share. PRINT | E-MAIL. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration ...
The U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Cycling Club will host the Front Range Cycling Classic April 14-15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/Len Cabrera) ?Share. PRINT | E-MAIL. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --. The Air Force Cadet Cycling Team is scheduled to host the Front Range Cycling Classic April ...
That aptly applies to U.S. Air Force Major Corey Hogue who is no stranger to serving our country overseas. Hogue completed five combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. He is currently working at the U.S. Southern Command. A C-130 pilot by trade, Hogue said flying is second nature to him but was ...
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- The 688th Cyberspace Wing wrapped up its inaugural mentorship program April 12, 2018. Airpower Leadership Academy provided 11 staff and technical sergeants the opportunity to learn from several senior noncommissioned officer facilitators ...
An E-3 Sentry departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission over Syria April 3, 2018. The 340th EARS supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul ...
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The United States Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs is performing in Topeka Friday night. They've been touring all over the state and they stopped by the KSNT News studios Friday morning to give a preview of the event. Continue Reading. Copyright 2018 Nexstar ...
A C-17 Globemaster III, sits on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., as it is prepared for transfer to the Charlotte Air National Guard, N.C., April 4, 2018. The Charlotte Air National Guard Base will receive four jets from Charleston and four jets from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa. (U.S. Air Force photo ...

Army Maj. Gen. Malcom Frost, Center for Initial Military Training commanding general, pins the Basic Army Instructor Badge on Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Andersen, 362nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1 HH-60 helicopter crew chief instructor, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 9, 2018. While the AIB ...
A file photo of a previous Atlas V 551 launch. The AFSPC-11 mission is set to lift off in the evening of April 14, 2018. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Ground crews are making ready a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket to loft two primary U.S. Air Force payloads ...
Mayor Miro Weinberger will not give his blessing to a Burlington City Council resolution asking the feds for an alternative plane to the F-35 fighter jets. He announced Wednesday in a press release that he will neither sign nor veto the letter, which will be sent to the U.S. Air Force on April 16 without his ...
Local elected officials, key Vandenberg Air Force Base leaders, base affiliates and local media came together for the 28 megawatt solar photovoltaic array dedication, April 10, 2018, at Vandenberg AFB. The ceremony included representatives from SunPower, the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, ...
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Deputies are investigating after a jogger found a man's body along the Santa Fe Trail Wednesday morning. A jogger found the body around 7 a.m. along the trail, which runs through the east side of the Academy and is regularly used by the general public. Deputies said ...
Retired Marine Sgt. Hubert Gonzalez helps retired Spc. Justin Lane onto a U.S. Air Force C-130, April 3, 2018, during an Operation Proper Exit mission departing from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia enroute to Bagram, Afghanistan. OPE, an initiative of the Troops First Foundation was facilitated ...
Senior Airman Dean Adamczyk, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, places a tourniquet onto Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson, Air Force Legal Operations Agency paralegal, during a bleeding control kit training session at the base theater on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 29. 2018. During the training ...
An Air Force ROTC cadet walks toward the back of a MC-130J Commando II for an incentive flight during Pathways to Blue April 6, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity outreach event, hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing.
This U.S. Air Force Commander Helps Elon Musk's Interns Launch SpaceX Rockets. Brigadier General Wayne ... U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Wayne Monteith always intended to follow his father and stepfather into military service, but imperfect eyesight quashed that plan. Instead, he got an MBA, then ...
An airman assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., stands outside a CV-22 Osprey before a night mission during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School advanced integration course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 10, 2017. (Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Air Force).
The C-17 Globemaster III is a proven workhorse in the United States Air Force's ... Facebook. Logo. Our Airmen are everyday heroes and Tech. Sgt. Phillip Dyer is a shining example.... Facebook. Logo. A pararescueman rappels out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 6... Facebook. Logo.
Members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and Qatar Emiri Air Force participate in a firefighter challenge exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 8, 2018. The a exercise, a strenuous course designed to test physical fitness and fire response capabilities, was organized by firefighters from the 379th ...
(Reuters) - The driver of a car went through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California without authorization and crashed on Wednesday, the base said. The incident occurred at 7 p.m. local time at the U.S. Air Force base, about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of San Francisco, the post's public ...
SpaceX and United Launch Alliance have split up to $645 million in new contracts to deploy U.S. Air Force navigation and surveillance satellites into orbit from 2019 through 2021. A Falcon 9 rocket built and operated by SpaceX will launch the Air Force's fourth new-generation GPS 3-series navigation ...
The U.S. Air Force will conduct summer tests of laser weapons, which will be mounted on fighter jets and could be used to destroy drones and missiles. An Air Force official told reporters on Monday that the laser weapon will eventually be mounted on an F-15 warplane. The test device will have 50 kilowatts ...
“The men and women of the United States Air Force are something special and we get to work with those people every day,” he added. GSD&M last retained the account in 2008 following a review and was awarded a $350 million nine-year contract. In 2014, the agency revived the “Aim Higher” slogan after ...
Twitter. Logo. #USAF women marching for history one step at a time. #WomensHistoryMonth https://t.co/dCSk0ROtBH https://t.co/dCSk0ROtBH. Twitter. Logo. RT @AirmanMagazine: The C-17 Globemaster III is a proven workhorse in the United States Air Force's airlift arsenal. Learn more: https://t… Twitter.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force is slashing access to media embeds, base visits and interviews as it seeks to put the entire public affairs apparatus through retraining — a move it says is necessary for operational security, but one which could lead to a broader freeze in how the service interacts with ...
(SAN ANTONIO, TX0 - U.S. Air Force Airman Hannah N. Willis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...
The Air Force already faces extensive operational obligations on Earth, but the service is shifting focus to prepare for what many see as the growing potential for conflict in space. In a speech at the Air Force Association's air-warfare symposium in Florida in late February, Air Force Chief of Staff General ...
Lucille Schlosser, a successful civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force and very active member of the Dayton community, has died. ... 12, 1922, and rose to become the first female civilian with the U.S. Air Force to reach the super-grade level, as a member of the Senior Executive Service, when she retired in ...
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Reynolds, 891st Missile Security Forces Squadron response force leader, crouches in rotor wash during a field training exercise at Turtle Mountain State Forest, N.D., Feb. 14, 2018. During the exercise 91st Security Forces Group defenders coordinated simulated medical evacuations ...
Chris Lingard, Task Group Taji Victor 4 training squadron commander, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wayne Collier (right), 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron joint terminal attack controller, monitor an approaching vehicle during an Iraqi-Air Force joint terminal attack controller qualification course at ...
Georgia Southern is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to help active-duty, National Guard and reserve personnel pursue education through the General Education Mobile (GEM) program. GEM is a landmark partnership between Air University, the Community College of the Air Force, and civilian academic ...
The US Air Force's aging B-52 Stratofortress is slated for a weapons bay renovation to provide pilots with more attack options during combat missions, Warrior Maven reports. "The B-52 Internal Weapons Bay Upgrade proves internal J-series (smart) weapons capability," an Air Force spokeswoman told ...
The officers, who are part of the Air Operations Center Pathfinder acquisition program run out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., work with coders in an open workspace environment with civilians who train them on the techniques used by Silicon Valley's best software programmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by ...
The average decorations score was 19.99 and the average United States Air Force Supervisory Exam score was 76.28. The average board score was 393.68. The senior master sergeant promotion list is available on the Enlisted Promotions page of the Air Force's Personnel Center website, the Air Force ...
This video of an Air Force AC-130 gunship releasing its "Angel of Death Flare" is objectively pretty badass. But after the U.S. Dept. of Defense posted it on Twitter, it was met with a decidedly mixed reaction. First, what are you looking at? It's anti-missile maneuver, a defensive tactic, not a weapon. It is meant ...
The US Air Force (USAF) wants to free up additional time for more effective pilot training as the service enters an era of great power competition against China and Russia. USAF Secretary Heather Wilson said on 1 March that training that does not make pilots say “wow, I ratcheted up my game today”, is not ...
Comic book illustrator Shawn Martinbrough speaks to Airmen about the power of diversity and inclusion in the comic book industry at the Pentagon Conference Center Feb. 20, 2018. Martinbrough is a former TEDx Mid-Atlantic presenter and an acclaimed author. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) ?
The US Air Force (USAF) on 27 February lifted the operational pause of its Beechcraft T-6 Texan II trainer fleet, according to a service statement. The pause was due to multiple unexplained physiological events experienced by Air Education and Training Command (AETC) pilots during the last two weeks of ...
The U.S. Air Force has confirmed it will not ask for any money to buy light attack aircraft in its latest proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The service insists that its pushing to acquire the new planes quickly and that it will set aside billions in future spending plans, but has declined to disclose any specific ...
An MQ-1 Predator sits on the flight line Dec. 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Predator started as an RQ-1 in the late 1990s, providing only reconnaissance capabilities until the early 2000s, when it was equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and designated as a multirole asset. (U.S. Air ...


 

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