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U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, smiles at one of his crew chiefs after a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017. Langley Airmen showcase Raptor at Heritage Flight

0 3/07
2018
Default Air Force Logo Message at Air Warfare Symposium 2018: Innovation critical to lethality and readiness
Senior leaders from across the Air Force, and defense and technology industries gathered in Orlando for the 2018 Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium February 22-23 to discuss the central theme: “Innovation: The Warfighter’s Edge.” Air Force Operational Energy has been an early adapter of this mentality and is already working hard to pioneer DoD energy optimization strategies through technology, data, and innovative ideas.
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2018
Zara, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Jean “Jay” Fleurantin, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare technician, receives treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Zara was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017 and after numerous unsuccessful rounds of chemotherapy, Jay donated bone marrow as a last resort and in May 2017 the doctors announced Zara’s cancer was in full remission. (Courtesy photo) Zara Strong: Father gives daughter second chance at life
“They said I was her best option of survival, but in fact I was the only option.” Overcome by emotions, reality hit Tech Sgt. Jean “Jay” Fleurantin like a ton of bricks when even his own bone marrow would only give his 13-year-old daughter, Zara, a 40 percent chance to beat Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
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2018
ACC leaders visit 355th Fighter Wing ACC leaders visit 355th Fighter Wing
Senior leaders from Air Combat Command headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited the 355th Fighter Wing March 1-4. Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of ACC, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, kicked off their visit here by officially certifying the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, allowing them to perform in aerial events throughout the country.
0 3/06
2018
A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II  and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Heritage Flight: making a connection
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., -- The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course demonstrates the evolution of the USAF's airpower by flying today’s fighter aircraft in formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam War - era aircraft. The training includes a performance of formations by current USAF fighters such as F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt II along with historical warbirds like the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk and F-86 Sabre.
0 3/05
2018
An Army AH-64 Apache Guard flies past U.S. Army soldiers in the Mojave Desert mountains while staking out a simulated battlefield during a rotation at Ft. Irwin, California’s National Training Center, Feb. 23, 2018. During the month-long rotation, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing units embedded with approximately 4,000 soldiers in the largest force-on-force live-fire exercise in the world. The 93d AGOW provided tactical air control party support to enhance interoperability for major combat operations downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Air Force, Army collaborate during joint training
In the heart of Mojave Desert in southeastern California, U.S. Army ground forces engage in fierce combat with mock insurgents. As the grueling battle intensified with no standstill in sight, these combat warriors remained confident knowing aerial support was a radio’s call away. To the ground troop’s relief, loud booms overpowered the sounds of their gunfire as rapidly approaching aircraft wreaked havoc on their simulated targets with live-bombs, thanks to Air Force Tactical Air Control Parties (TACP) coordinating air strikes.
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2018
DM hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Heritage Flight Training Course dazzles DM community
Davis-Monthan Air Force base hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Each morning prior to the day’s training sorties, the ramp is open to service members, veterans, and their families.
0 3/05
2018
Airmen were able to seamlessly transition between platforms, which prevented a loss of MQ-9 capabilities for combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Thompson) Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: Combat RPAs bring the future faster
As the official retirement of the MQ-1 Predator approaches, many people reflect on the new and innovative capabilities it provided on the battlefield over its tenure. Its shift from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to a multi-role platform, further shaped the outlook of senior leaders and combatant commanders alike. The MQ-1 revolutionized the Air Force’s use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in dynamic situations, inevitably paving the way for an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
0 3/02
2018
LEDs are brighter, creating a high output factor with a low consumption driver which helps reduce costs. 386 ECES: Saving money, making lives better
The power production shop and electric shop, which provides electricians for facility support, work together to ensure the installation has a structurally stable power supply, ensuring mission success. The two organizations have a collaborative relationship requiring a proactive mindset while planning for potential issues.
0 3/02
2018
A member of the British Royal Air Force shares tactical points with Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron during close-quarters battle training, Feb. 28, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th Base Defense Group welcomed a member of the British Royal Air Force to embed into multiple training situations to help strengthen combined operations between U.S. and British forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) RAF trainer instructs CQB tactics
The 820th BDG teamed with British Royal Air Force Sgt. Glenn Risebrow,15th Squadron senior noncommissioned officer in charge of training, in multiple training scenarios to help strengthen combined operations between U.S. and British forces.
0 3/01
2018
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