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Battlefield Airmen integrate with F-35, improve air ground dominance

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska- — During the F-35 Lightning II’s pre-Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, Airmen from the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron had the opportunity to work with all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter. Tactical Air Control Party Airmen coordinate air support with joint and international platforms, making this a unique …

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Air Force Special Tactics, Marine Recon groom joint ground leaders

From DVIDS MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, HI, UNITED STATES 01.23.2018 Story by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy  24th Special Operations Wing  The police officers rush into the compound, weapons drawn, shouting orders at the men inside the building to surrender. Shots ring out, spent rounds discharge and the police retreat, leaving one officer behind with a gunshot …

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Air Force to enhance physical fitness test, standards for select career fields

FROM AF.MIL The Air Force began the rollout of Tier 2 physical training standards as more than 100 battlefield Airmen demonstrated new career field specific testing components at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Jan. 9, 2018. The adoption of the Tier 2 standards will exempt battlefield Airmen from three of the four components of the …

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Northern Strike

From DVIDS: A convoy of military vehicles rolled over gravel roads and splashed dust into the cool air. Polish 18th Airborne Battalion infantrymen exited their vehicles and began preparing their equipment. Nearby, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sam Salcedo, 146th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party specialist, was also prepping his equipment. He …

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