Archive for April 4th, 2017

Transcom says KC-10’s plan retirement may have to be revised

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Head of U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew, told lawmakers from Congress that the plan to retire the KC-10 tanker may have to be revisited.

KC10 Extender - RAF Mildenhall October 2009 (4027255008)
By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (KC10 Extender – RAF Mildenhall October 2009) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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A-10, P-38 heritage flight at Los Angeles County Air Show

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The A-10 West Heritage Flight Team brought two aircraft to the Los Angeles County Air Show on Mar. 25 and 26 and thrilled the crowd with a heritage formation flight with a P-38.

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10 WHFT is scheduled to perform in 9 more air shows throughout the U.S. this year after resurging from a 5-year-long inactivation period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10 WHFT is scheduled to perform in 9 more air shows throughout the U.S. this year after resurging from a 5-year-long inactivation period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)


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F-16 pilot clocks 1,000 combat hours

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There are only four U.S. Air Force active duty fighter pilots ranked lieutenant colonel and below who have flown 1,000 combat hours in an F-16, Lt. Col. Craig Andrle is one of them.

Lt. Col. Craig Andrle, 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, taxis after a combat sortie March 20, 2017 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 79th EFS provides counterterrorism to support a successful train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Lt. Col. Craig Andrle, 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, taxis after a combat sortie March 20, 2017 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 79th EFS provides counterterrorism to support a successful train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)


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