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General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, … 79 more words

Department Of Defense

Star Wars Day - May The 4th Be With You - 50th Post

With the impending release of the much anticipated seventh film of the Star Wars franchise and the special occasion today, I had a think about the most Star Wars aircraft display I’ve seen, concluding fairly quickly that the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor wins hands down. 32 more words


James' aviation image of the day - 06/04/2015

Today’s image is the last from my selection from Sun ‘n Fun 2014, rounding it off with an image of the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor demonstration from the Sunday of the show. 160 more words

Image Of The Day

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. 669 more words

Military Aviation

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.”When our team received requirements from ACC, the aircraft user, we put together an action plan within a week,” Connolly said. 254 more words

Military Aviation


The first 5th generation fighter, Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor,¬†entered active military service with the United States Air Force in December of 2005, a few short weeks before Christmas. 453 more words

United States Air Force