Archive for February 4th, 2017

This outfit will protect F-35 pilots from chemical and biological agents

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After a decade of planning, design, and build-up testing, the suit ensemble that will protect F-35 pilots from chemical/biological agents.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White
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The second U-2 to clock 30,000 flight hours

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A 48 year-old U-2 has reached 30,000 hours of flight time on Feb. 2 during a mission in the Middle East. It was the second U-2 to cross that mark.

A U-2 taxis through a ceremonial shower after completing 30,000 flight hours at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. Firetrucks parked on either side of the U-2 and discharged water for the ceremony. The milestone marks the second U-2 in the Air Force fleet to reach the historic milestone. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

A U-2 taxis through a ceremonial shower after completing 30,000 flight hours at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. Firetrucks parked on either side of the U-2 and discharged water for the ceremony. The milestone marks the second U-2 in the Air Force fleet to reach the historic milestone. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)


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USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Decommissioning Ceremony

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Admiral Kuznetsov’s air wing returns home

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The Russian Navy carrier air wing aboard Admiral Kuznetsov has flown back to its base in Severomorsk.

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Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense

Aggressors managed to ‘shot’ down 1 F-35A at Red Flag 17-01

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Keith Rogers from Las Vegas Review Journal was at Nellis Air Force Base for Red Flag 17-01 where the F-35A is making its debut and he was told that so far the kill ratio for the stealth fighter is 15:1.

F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi toward the runway, Jan. 20 for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi toward the runway, Jan. 20 for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)