Archive for June 10th, 2017

F-35As at Luke AFB are grounded after pilots reported hypoxia-like symptoms

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All F-35A flights at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona are canceled for the time being while the U.S. Air Force investigate a series of physiological incidents were reported by the pilots.

61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia Su-27 intercepts B-1Bs, B-52Hs over Baltic Sea

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Both pairs of U.S. Air Force B-1Bs and B-52Hs were flying over the Baltic Sea in formation with a KC-135 on Jun. 9 when they were met by a Russian Su-27.

BALTOPS-1
Photos: Pentagon
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B-2s deployed to RAF Fairford

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All three types of bombers assigned to the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command have been deployed to the U.S. European theater.

A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., approaches the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 routinely conducts bomber assurance and deterrence missions providing a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability, and is just one demonstration of the U.S. commitment to supporting global security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., approaches the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 routinely conducts bomber assurance and deterrence missions providing a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability, and is just one demonstration of the U.S. commitment to supporting global security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)


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