Archive for July 20th, 2017

South Carolina ANG F-16s had intercept training with Colombian Kfirs

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Enroute to the Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia airshow earlier this month, a pair of F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard had radio drills and intercepts with Colombian Air Force Kfirs based in Palenquero.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, assigned to the Viper East Demonstration Team from Shaw Air Force Base, participates in Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2017 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, assigned to the Viper East Demonstration Team from Shaw Air Force Base, participates in Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2017 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)


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KC-10 boom mishap investigation concludes

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The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command has finished its investigation into the inflight detachment of the boom from a KC-10 aerial tanker on Nov. 1, 2016.

60th Air Mobility Wing McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender 87-1023
By Curimedia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps in joint training with JASDF counterpart

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American F-15Cs and F/A-18s based in Japan have traveled to other air bases in the country to exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force this month.

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Photo By: Lance Cpl. Mason Roy
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JASSM-ER getting a new wing

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The U.S. Air Force has given $37.7 million to Lockheed Martin for the “continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER)”, the company’s press release said.

JASSM mockup 0048
By Marco Jansen (Photograph by me) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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