The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A made its debut at the toughest Red Flag yet, and not only dominated the air space but made the legacy aircraft in the force package even deadlier, according to pilots. ...read more
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By David Deptula, December 13, 2016 Today’s United States Air Force faces a stark challenge: securing the sky in the face of ever increasing threats. Decades of deferred investment and an increasingly unstable world make this a critical issue facing the new Trump...read more
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Many aviators have said that the U.S. Army Broken Wing Award is not a highly-coveted accolade that most seek. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon M. Cumens, an AH-64D Longbow Apache instructor pilot assigned to D Company, 1st...read more
The unmanned MQ-4C Triton—the U.S. Navy’s new persistent, high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform—is no different, as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 pilots preparing for the aircraft’s operational debut next year can...read more
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Equals part challenge and opportunity — that’s how Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein described as the current state of the Air Force March 10 during a Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C. “As I stand here...read more
January 2015 By Sandra I. Erwin The U.S. military operates fleets of Cold War-era aircraft that will not be replaced any time soon. For the Pentagon, this creates daunting challenges, experts warn. Airplanes will have to fly much longer than planned and, at a time of...read more
Washington (CNN)A rash of recent military crashes has cost the lives of several service members as well as billions of dollars worth of damages. The wave of accidents has raised questions about the training of pilots and the maintenance of aircraft, with top brass...read more
According to statistics provided by the Marine Corps to Fox News television channel, only 276 Hornet strike jets in their service are airworthy, which amounts to 30 percent of the fleet. Also, out of 147 heavy-lift Super Stallion helicopters, only 42 are operational....read more