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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Things Are Looking Up At Arctic Air Base

Key Asset In Time Of Missile Threats Against The U.S.

Recent missile threats to the United States have the military looking up to its northernmost installation, Thule Air Base, Greenland. It’s there that the Air Force monitors the skies for missiles from its Arctic location strategically positioned at the halfway point between Washington, D.C. and Moscow.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Confined Space Trainer Redefines USAF Training Plan

Means Savings To Taxpayers In The Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

The access point into the wing fuel tanks of a KC-135 Stratotanker is a hatch that is about the size of a commercial aircraft viewing window. After twisting and turning into that small opening, an Airman is immediately enveloped by the smell of jet fuel and complete darkness.

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Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Flying Ambulances Key To Aeromedical Evacuation

Carrying Injured Service Members From The Battlefield 'All The Way Home'

The morning starts early with an alert about four hours before takeoff. Members of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron begin several mandatory tasks before boarding the aircraft. Nurses go over mission details, as medical technicians pack more than a thousand pounds of equipment on a flatbed that is ready to load onto the plane. They must take all their usual gear including bandages, intravenous fluid, regulators, defibrillators, suction units and various other pieces of medical equipment. They take these supplies partially as a precaution, as they don’t know what they may need to keep patients stable in the air above the Middle East.

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Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Leonardo To Lead OCEAN2020 Program

The First And Most Important European Defence Agency Research Tender For Naval Surveillance Technology

Leonardo has been awarded the most important project related to the first European Defence Found’s initiative, OCEAN2020, to boost Europe's defence capabilities, issued by the European Union under the ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research’ program. The competitive selection was conducted by the European Defence Agency and will be contracted in the coming weeks.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

B-52s Return To Pacific For Routine Continuous Bomber Presence Mission

Six Aircraft And About 300 Airmen Deploying To Guam

Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

France's Armée de l'Air Welcomes First C-130J Super Hercules

Will Receive A Total Of Four Of The Aircraft Through 2019

Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base Monday. Government officials from France and the United States also attended the ceremony, along with representatives from Lockheed Martin.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

RAAF Fighter Jets Fly Final Mission In The Middle East

Have Conducted Continuous Operations Since October 2014

Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornets have flown the Australian Air Task Group’s final strike mission over Iraq. Australian F/A-18 Hornets have conducted continuous operations in Iraq since their first mission in October 2014, flying more than 2,700 sorties over 21,000 flying hours.

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