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IOC declared for 95th Fighter Squadron

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  – One of the fiercest fighter squadrons in Air Force history took another step toward its return and inched closer to its ability to project airpower dominance wherever America needs it. 658 more words

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014.In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board made a list of recommendations to improve the aircrew life support system, including the installation of an automatically-activated backup oxygen system.The F-22 Division, which had already funded a trade study of design alternatives, took the advisory board’s recommendation as well as more specific requirements from the Air Combat Command-led life support system task force, and developed a strategy to tackle the problem.Mike Connolly,the ABOS program manager, said the F-22 Division and contractor team moved quickly to address concerns. 264 more words

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