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Aéronautique & Espace

Fri
17
Nov

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

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By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shepherd, 132nd Wing, Iowa Air National Guard — (DoD News) — Duke Field — Florida November 17, 2017.

Airmen with Air National Guard units supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper UAV during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the ANG that includes the Reaper.

Thu
16
Nov

Checkered Flag Training Exercise Hones All-Weather Fighter Operations

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By Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaiah Soliz, 325th Fighter Wing — (DoD News) — Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida — November 16, 2017.

The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed to participate in the large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program.

Thu
09
Nov

Military Aviation Leaders Discuss Readiness, Urge Budget Certainty

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 By Lisa Ferdinando — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — November 9, 2017.

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

Fri
27
Oct

Japan-Based Marines Conduct Nighttime Aerial Refueling Training

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By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Campbell — (DoD News) — Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan — October 27, 2017.

To improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency, squadrons should complete at least five successful movement-to-contact scenarios with tankers every 180 days.

Tue
24
Oct

Combat Search, Rescue Exercise Pacific Thunder Begins in South Korea

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By Air Force Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith, 51st Fighter Wing — (DoD News) — Pyeongtaek, South Korea — October 24, 2017.

One of the largest joint combat search and rescue exercises in the Pacific region, Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1, kicked into full swing yesterday at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Thu
19
Oct

Air Force Drones Help California Firefighters Combat Wildfires

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By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gregory Solman, 163rd Attack Wing — (DoD News) — March Air Reserve Base, California — October 19, 2017.

MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft are again in the air to help combat this year’s wildfires, which were ravaging California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

Wed
18
Oct

La base aérienne 118 de Mont-de-Marsan célèbre les compagnons de la Libération

Source : Armée de l'Air ─ Paris, le 18 octobre 2017.

Vendredi 6 octobre 2017, la base aérienne (BA) 118 « Colonel Constantin Rozanoff » de Mont-de-Marsan a accueilli la journée de partage de mémoire des familles de Compagnon de la Libération. Cette année, elle était consacrée aux trois unités aériennes Compagnon de la Libération encore en activité

Wed
18
Oct

Ce qui compte pour un militaire est avant tout la cohérence d’ensemble de son outil de combat

Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées — Audition du Général André Lanata, CEMAA — Paris, le 18 octobre 2017.

La réalité des engagements de l’armée de l’Air se situe bien au-delà de ce que prévoit la LPM en vigueur : vingt avions de combat projetés au lieu de douze, trois BAP au lieu d’une, quatre théâtres d’opérations au lieu d’un.

 

Thu
12
Oct

Trois anniversaires sur la base aérienne 105 d'Évreux

Par Moulin Mathieu ─ Armée de l'Air _ Paris le 12 octobre 2017.

La B.A.105 d’Évreux célèbre trois anniversaires: les 50 ans de la base et du C160 Transall et les 25 ans de la mise en service opérationnel du Casa CN 235. Une occasion de rendre hommage à trois symboles de l’aviation de transport militaire française.

Wed
04
Oct

Air Force Team Fuels Aerial Defeat-ISIS Fight

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By Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Battles, Air Forces Central Command — (AFNS) — Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar — October 4, 2017.

The 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron help project combat power by providing agile, effective air refueling in line with the objectives of the Combined Forces Air Component Command...

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