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Gen. James Holmes Succeeds Gen. Hawk Carlisle as Air Combat Command Chief

Gen. James Holmes, former deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the U.S. Air Force, has officially assumed leadership of the Air Combat Command during a ceremony held Friday at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Virginia. The Air Force said Friday Holmes succeeded Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired from service after a …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Congress Should Fund FAA’s Space Transpo Office, Military Space Initiatives

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) has called on lawmakers to provide funding support to military space programs and the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of commercial space transportation, Space News reported Thursday. Phillip Swarts writes Bridenstine, one of the potential candidates for the NASA administrator post, said at a House Appropriations Committee’s defense …

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Romania’s Air Force Gets Certification to Refuel From US Tankers

Romania’s air force has obtained certification to receive fuel from U.S. tankers through an air-to-air refueling mission between the European country’s F-16 Fighting Falcon and the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-135 Stratotanker. USAF said its 100th Air Refueling Wing sent 14 personnel and a KC-135 tanker to Romania for a five-day training operation and a refueling mission …

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Joint US-Australia Space Surveillance Radar Becomes Fully Operational

The U.S. Air Force and Australia’s jointly-operated space surveillance radar system has achieved full operational capability status following completion of a relocation effort that began in 2014. Australia’s defense department said Tuesday the C-band radar system was transferred from Antigua to the Harold E. Holt Naval Communication Station in Western Australia. Australian defense …

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