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A Boeing 747 VC-25A sits on the flightline April 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft is one of two VC-25As assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The VC-25A is commonly known as "Air Force One," although that radio call sign is reserved and used exclusively when the President of the U.S. is aboard any U.S. Air Force aircraft. This aircraft was completing a maintenance cycle and is undergoing an operational test regimen before being certified to return to Presidential service. (U.S. Air Force photos/Ilka Cole) Presidential aircraft touch down
Presidential aircraft lands here during a maintenance cycle.
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A GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb engages a computer-driven small pickup truck during a test at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California March 29. The inert bomb was dropped from an Edwards F-35C. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin) F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target
The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.   An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a
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1st Lt. Harvey Hurst, Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program manager, speaks to a crowd at Lancaster High School March 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) AFRL ENSPIRE program strikes resounding chord with students
An Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects with local high schools struck a resounding chord with one school, inspiring an effort to explore the science of producing synthesized electronic music.   Lancaster High School has teamed with AFRL’s Engineering &
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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:34 p.m. PST Feb. 20, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (File photo) AFNWC team supports ICBM test launch
A team of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.
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An Air Force F-16C dropped an inert B61-12 during a development flight test by the 422nd Flight Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, on March 14, 2017. The test is part of a life-extension program for the bomb to improve its safety, security and reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen) Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test
An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.The F-16 from the 422nd
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Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein speaks with members of the workforce during an all-call at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., March 30. Goldfein highlighted how important Hanscom's work is and shared his thoughts about the future of the Air Force, including attributes for future fights and his major focus areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) CSAF shares thoughts, stresses importance of Hanscom work during visit
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Hanscom Air Force Base March 28 to 30, 2017, to learn more about the work done at the base, meet with local civic officials to discuss collaboration, and share his insight about where the Air Force currently is and where it’s headed.
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) AFMC promotes social fitness through spring Wingman Day
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wingman Day remains a tradition in the Air Force community and supports a culture of caring and commitment to each and every Airman. It reinforces the Air Force wingman concept as the foundation to build resilient Airmen. On Wingmen Day and every day, we encourage you to pause, appreciate each other, and
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure.The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light
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An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board determined a contractor maintenance error during depot maintenance caused damage to the radar system of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo) Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot maintenance allowing water to accumulate and damage some of the aircraft's electrical systems, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation
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HQ AFMC Command Chaplain Social Connections, Get Connected-Stay Connected
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- Comprehensive Airman Fitness defines “Social Fitness” as the ability to engage in healthy social networks that promote overall well-being and optimal performance. We have often heard that resilience essentially means the ability for one to bounce back from challenges and adversity. Often times we primarily focus on
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