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U.S. Air Force F-35As Conducts First Combat Employment

The U.S. Air Force conducted the first combat employment of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft as part of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq. The service said Tuesday that two of the fighter jets from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performed an airstrike targeting a tunnel network and weapons cache controlled by the Islamic State group in the Hamrin Mountains. For the mission, the Air Force equipped the F-35As with a Joint Direct Attack Munition to support the airstrike.

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Global Hawk Aircraft Lands in Alaska for Reconnaissance Exercise

Eielson Air Force Base welcomed on Thursday an RQ-4 Global Hawk tasked to support RED FLAG-Alaska, a simulated reconnaissance training exercise. The aircraft - assigned to Beale AFB - and a team of pilots will take part in an effort to better apply the RQ-4's reconnaissance capacities to simulated warfighting, Eielson AFB said Friday.

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Air Force’s Space Flag Training Exercise Seeks to Hone Warfighting Skills

The U.S. Air Force held an inaugural training exercise last month to help warfighters prepare for operations, problem-solving missions and potential space conflicts, Space News reported Wednesday. Phillip Swarts writes the Space Flag event is based on the Air Force’s annual four-part Red Flag exercise and trained airmen on how to manage different in-orbit scenarios. “Space Flag …

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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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