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The USAF is Shelling Out $4 Billion to Keep Its F-15s Viable Till 2040

The F-15 Eagle is arguably one of the greatest fighter jets ever built. It’s fast, it’s maneuverable and it packs a hell of a punch. Just ask the Israeli Air Force, who’ve used it to great effect in a variety of roles, especially having never lost a single airframe in air-to-air combat (the Eagle has a perfect air combat record). 444 more words

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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

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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

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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

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