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  • AFCENT units train to win the day

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing partnered with the 378 AEW, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the 379 AEW, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a regional training exercise. Each wing brought its own specialty to the training, demonstrated through their aircraft.
  • Record-setting first sortie for wing's newest F-35A

    The 388th Fighter Wing set a speed record for bringing online a newly-delivered aircraft last week, flying a local sortie less than five hours after accepting delivery of its 68th F-35A Lightning II. F-35A program’s production and delivery plan was designed to allow rapid aircraft induction and quick use. In theory, it means that F-35As could be deployed directly from the factory into combat if a large-scale conflict ever drives that need
  • Airmen of Lightning AMU; the forefront of readiness

    The F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is not only the newest addition to the Air Force’s arsenal of aircraft, but it is also one of its most advanced. With its improved stealth, avionics and logistical support, the aircraft can enter enemy radar, accomplish its mission and leave the hostile area without being seen.
  • Weapons School re-activates historic 6th WPS

    The U. S. Air Force Weapons School re-activated one of the service’s historic fighter squadrons during an assumption of command ceremony June 20, 2017.
  • F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time

    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • Hill's F-35As arrive for Red Flag 17-1

    Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operation on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. This will be the first time the F-35A has participates in a Red Flag exercise.
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