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F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the U.S. The fighters were returning to Luke AFB, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown) Breaking News: Air Force declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’
The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command.Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance, noting that the aircraft had met all key criteria for reaching initial operational capability.Airmen trained, manned and equipped to conduct basic close air
0 8/02
2016
Senior Airman Marques Jones, a maintainer assigned to 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., updates maintenance record for an F-16 CJ prior to a Red Flag 16-3 night training mission July 13, 2016 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Exhaustive efforts are made by ground crew members to ensure the operability of their assigned aircraft and in turn, the safety of the aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz/Released) Red Flag 16-3 continues into Nevada night
Red Flag 16-3 Night Operations
0 7/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo A same-sex relationship
President Barack H. Obama once said, “Every single American - gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society.” In light of June’s LGBT Pride Month, the Air Force has made strides in how we regard these individuals as both military members and human beings since the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law in 2011. What used to be taboo has now become widely accepted by the Department of Defense.
0 6/06
2016
An F-15E Strike Eagle soars above Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., May 20, 2016. Multiple U.S. Air Force aircraft within Air Combat Command conducted joint aerial training showcasing the aircraft’s tactical air and ground maneuvers, as well as its weapons capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Daniel Snider/Released) Aircraft soar through Moody skies
An F-15E Strike Eagle soars above Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., May 20, 2016. Multiple U.S. Air Force aircraft within Air Combat Command conducted joint aerial training showcasing the aircraft’s tactical air and ground maneuvers, as well as its weapons capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Daniel
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist takes the reins of Ninth Air Force
Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist takes the reins of Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force, headquartered at Shaw AFB, is a Numbered Air Force under Air Combat Command composed of eight active-duty wings and three direct reporting units in the Southeastern U.S. with more than 400 aircraft and 29,000 active-duty and civilian personnel.
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2016
Two F-22 Raptors from Langley AFB, Va., arrived in Santiago, Chile to participate in the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), March 27, 2016.  More than 65 Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean air force. The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers that demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman/Released) AFSOUTH heads to Chile for largest air and space fair in Western Hemisphere
More than 65 Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean air force. “AFSOUTH has built relationships with our partner nations, like Chile, through the
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2016
A Heritage Flight formation flies over show center during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training Course demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 5, 2016. The Heritage Flight Training Course allows pilots assigned to the three Air Combat Command demonstration teams to practice their demonstrations with the Heritage Flight pilots, displaying a formation of modern and historic aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom) Viper Demo Team soars into 2016 season
A Heritage Flight formation flies over show center during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training Course demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 5, 2016. The Heritage Flight Training Course allows pilots assigned to the three Air Combat Command demonstration teams to practice their demonstrations with the Heritage Flight pilots,
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2016
Senior Airman Joseph Lonneman, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, works to remove a leading edge flap on the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2016. Lonneman worked with several other crew chiefs to check for corrosion and complete an 8000-hour rotary actuator time change during a phase inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys) Maintenance team keeps F-16s airworthy
388th Fighter Wing maintainers are working with their Reserve counterparts to support F-16 operations at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Deployed maintainers checked for corrosion on aircraft assigned to the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and completed an 8,000-hour rotary actuator time change during a scheduled inspection.  The Airmen are
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