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Carter visits Minot, emphasizes nuclear mission

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Minot Air Force Base Sept. 26, giving Airmen who support the


QF-16 reaches operational capability milestone

Air Combat Command declared Initial Operational Capability for the QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target Sept. 23.


AF Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


US, Japan rescue squadrons save downed pilot

Within 30 minutes of an AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crash Sept. 22, Airmen from the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons at Kadena Air Base, Japan, were in the air and intent on saving the life of a pilot stranded in the Pacific Ocean.


Pilot identified in fatal U-2 crash

The pilot who was killed when a U-2 crashed shortly after takeoff Sept. 20 has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie, according to Air Force officials.


Carlisle: F-35A is fusion warfare key component

During a panel session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20, F-35A Lightning II senior leadership discussed the future of the multi-role aircraft.


Goldfein: Airpower crucial for joint warfighter

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein outlined his top three focus areas – revitalizing squadrons, strengthening joint leaders and teams, and advancing command and control – during his Air Force Update address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 20.


Update: Two pilots eject as U-2 crashes in California

A U-2 crashed shortly after takeoff at approximately 9:05 a.m. Sept. 20 near the Sutter Buttes mountain range in northern California. Two pilots were onboard and ejected from the aircraft.


ACC commander: Airmen make a difference daily

The success of today’s Air Force is a product of the Airmen who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way for the defense of the nation, the commander of Air Combat Command told thousands of Airmen, members of industry and airpower advocates during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20.


B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said during a session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19 the name brought the past and present Air Force full circle by linking a success from the past with modernization that is currently taking shape with the new bomber -- and must continue to keep the Air Force ahead of its enemies.

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