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U.S. Central Command and American diplomats are working with nations surrounding Afghanistan on agreements to base troops and aircraft for counter terrorism inside the country following the military’s withdrawal. CENTCOM boss Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on April 20, said the command…
USAF F-15s, F-16s, and C-130s are training in Poland in an agile combat employment exercise that comes as Russia has executed a massive buildup on the border with neighboring Ukraine, though U.S. officials say the exercise was long-planned. F-15Es from the 492nd Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England; F-16s from…
“Ingenuity,” a four-pound helicopter carried to Mars on NASA's “Perseverance” lander/rover, made the first powered, controlled flight on another planet April 19, achieving an altitude of 10 feet. Four more flights, going as high as 50 meters high and 600 meters away, are planned in the next two weeks. The…
Senior Airman Cassidy B. Basney, with the 50th Operations Support Squadron, 50th Space Wing, is among the Space Force's first-ever 12 Outstanding Airmen, Guardians, and Civilians of the year announced April 13. The Air Force Association will shine a spotlight on each of the 12 winners over the next few…
The Air Force will unveil a new enlisted force development strategy this summer to try to help Airmen get the most out of their Air Force careers, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass said April 19, in a virtual chat with Chief of Staff of the…
Four B-52s deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on April 17 in the latest Pacific bomber task force mission. The B-52s, from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., will train with joint services and allied nations during the deployment, according to a Pacific Air Forces…