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Force Report: USAFE-AFAFRICA

This January, USAFE and AFAFRICA commemorated its 80th anniversary. The command is the oldest in the USAF, having been originally established as the Eighth Air Force under the US Army during World War Two. We look at the current status of the command

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First flight of the Republic F-84 Thunderjet

On 28th February 1946, the Republic F-84 Thunderjet made its first flight. Despite coming up against several issues in the initial stages, it went on to become an extremely successful and well-loved aircraft

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An in-depth look at USAF's upcoming T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer

The USAF’s new advanced training aircraft, the T-7A Red Hawk, honours one of its most distinguished squadrons. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update of the type’s upcoming arrival in service

10 facts about the F-4 Phantom II 

The Royal Air Force retired their final F-4 Phantom II on July 6, 1992. The United States followed in 1996, although they still had their uses for the jet… 

D-Day: Aerial Armada

Graham Pitchfork describes the massive airborne assault that paved the way for D-Day

Lockheed Martin awarded U-2 Avionics Tech Refresh contract

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works will continue to evolve the USAF’s U-2S Dragon Lady fleet, after it was contracted to provide avionics and system upgrades for the service’s high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

Blue Air Training acquires Broncos

US-based close air support (CAS) contractor, Blue Air Training, has added seven North American-Rockwell OV-10D+/G Broncos to its fleet.

USAF, Boeing agree on final KC-46 RVS 2.0 design

The US Air Force (USAF) and Boeing have reached two agreements on the final design of the KC-46A Pegasus’ Remote Vision System (RVS) – which is known as RVS 2.0.

AFRC receives first Combat King II

Lockheed Martin has delivered a first HC-130J Combat King II for the US Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) to Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

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Bandits of the Last Frontier!

Eielson Air Force Base in the wilds of Alaska is home to one of just two USAF aggressor squadrons. Kedar Karmarkar ventured to Fairbanks to see what goes on for the 18th Aggressor Squadron during its main event: Red Flag – Alaska.