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Air Force Fighters Enter CENTCOM Area for Mission

Air Force F-35A units arrived in the Middle East for the aircraft's first deployment in the branch's central command area. The jets, coming from the active duty 388th and the reserve 419th fighter wings, are preparing for the AFCENT mission, the Air Force said Monday.

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Air Force’s F-35A to Undergo Cold Weather Tests

The U.S. Air Force will conduct a series of tests to evaluate if the conventional takeoff-and-landing variant of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft can withstand harsh weather conditions in Alaska. The service branch said Friday it aims to demonstrate the F35A‘s capacity to land at a runway condition reading scale of 7 and validate a Norwegian drag-chute …

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USAF Concludes 1st F-35A Flight Training Deployment in Europe

U.S. Air Force pilots from the 34th Fighter Squadron and supporting units from Hill Air Force Base in Utah flew eight F-35As at a military air base near Lakenheath, England, as part of the aircraft’s first training deployment to Europe. The service branch said Monday that the squadron performed approximately 76 sorties throughout …

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Air Force’s F-35A to Join Red Flag Combat Training Exercise

A group of U.S. Air Force maintainers and pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base has deployed a Lockheed Martin-built F-35A to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for an air-to-air combat training exercise. The service branch said Monday its F-35A pilots will fly the aircraft alongside other fourth- …

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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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