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  • Hawk soars past 10,000 flying-hour milestone

    Shortly before dawn Mar. 7, an RQ-4 Global Hawk embarked on an Operation Inherent Resolve mission that sent the aircraft soaring past the 10,000 flying hour milestone at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft 2019, or “A2019”, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model

  • Like fine wine, getting better with AGE

    It’s the minute details of tasks that make what Airmen do so vital to accomplishing their mission. For the Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, these details have a profound impact on flight line operations each day.“We support, maintain and repair aerospace ground equipment,” said Staff Sgt.

  • Striking the heart of the enemy

    Since November 2014, ISIL has suffered the loss of at least a dozen senior leaders to Coalition airstrikes. Airmen in the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit are doing their part to remind the world that arguably no one performs these missions better than the F-15E Strike Eagle.The F-15E Strike Eagle

  • Guardians of the battlefield

    Airmen in the Sentry Aircraft Maintenance Unit may not wear bracelets that allow for cross-universe teleportation or maintain interstellar starships or have laser weapons like the heroes in the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, these Airmen maintain the E-3 Sentry, which makes them heroes to the

  • Extending combat airpower to all corners of the globe

    Airmen with the Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Extender Aircraft Maintenance Unit here waste no time when answering the call to defend the nation -- even with little to no notice. Although the KC-l0 Extender’s primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and

  • Airmen ensure F-22 provides lethal, decisive airpower

    Airmen with the Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit prove every day just how ‘Bad to the Bone’ they are by the teamwork that goes into ensuring the F-22 Raptor is mission ready.The F-22 Raptor, which became operational in 2005, is the Air Force's newest

  • Clear communication from the ground up

    Signals, wires, frequencies, cables, antennas and “magic”…while the components may be purchased, Airmen in the radio frequency transmission shop, commonly referred to as ground radio, are the wizards charged with ensuring clear transmission of signals between command and control support