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Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy nominated to lead Northcom, NORAD

President Trump has nominated U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy to be commander of the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Defense Department said TuesdayO’Shaughnessy currently leads the Pacific Air Forces and serves as air component commander at the U.S. Pacific Command and executive director of the Pacific Air …

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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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Air Force Pilots Start Integrated F-16, F-35 Training

The U.S. Air Force has started to facilitate integrated direct support practice sorties in Lockheed Martin-built F-35A and F-16 aircraft as a regular part of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base. The service branch said Tuesday 56th Fighter Wing pilots began to fly F-35A and F-16 aircraft in October as part of efforts to further …

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Gen. Hawk Carlisle: Air Force Could Deploy F-35 Soon After IOC Declaration

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of the Air Combat Command, has said the U.S. Air Force‘s F-35 could deploy quickly this year if a combat mission calls for the jet’s assistance, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Anthony Capaccio writes Carlisle expects the Lockheed Martin-developed aircraft to reach initial operating capability within the August-to-December window. “The minute I …

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