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Inside the biggest C-130 base in the world: Little Rock AFB

Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas is the largest C-130 base in the world and home of Stateside Hercules training. Combat Aircraft Journal pays a visit to this super base and talks to the personnel of the 19th AW

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San Bernardino: From former military base to thriving airport

Tom Batchelor travels to southern California to learn more about a remarkable turnaround taking place in San Bernardino

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update X: USA Now Available

In the latest World Update, Asobo Studio and Microsoft return to the US, adding even more unique landscapes, cityscapes and breathtaking vistas to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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How they made the film Top Gun

US naval aviator Dave ‘Bio’ Baranek was an instructor at the real Topgun school when Hollywood called. He tells the story of the team who helped bring realism to the smash hit 1980s film and here reveals some of the tricks of the trade.

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What changes are being made to US Navy adversary air squadrons?

Air Forces Monthly reports on the developments taking place within the US Navy adversary squadrons

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The Expeditionary Sea Bases of the US Navy

Combat Aircraft Journal takes a look at how the US Navy is reconfiguring the design for civilian oil tankers into a mobile, multi-mission base at sea

Blue Air Training and Top Aces combine forces

Blue Air Training and Top Aces announced a business combination on March 30

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: US operators

Dave Allport details the units and bases operating the F-35 (and its variants) across three pillars of the United States Armed Forces

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Aircraft Report: Adversarial F-5 Tigers

The Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II has supported naval aviation training since 1975. Tom Kaminski explains how the platform has remained a core asset for training US combat pilots

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A deep look into special forces aviation

The daring missions of multiple nations special operations forces behind enemy lines are invariably dependent on airlift – fixed or rotary wing – to get them safely to their targets and then successfully bring them home. AFM investigates the can-do mindset and unique skills of special forces aviators