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F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017

The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time. The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed…

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Alaska Prepares To House F-35 Fighter Jets

The F-35 aircraft is advertised as the best fighter jet ever. It’s also the most expensive. The contractor for the plane is ramping up production of the aircraft and that means they’ll have to be based somewhere. In Alaska, preparations are underway to house the…

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2017 Great American Defense Communities showcased

The Great American Defense Community Program program was designed by the Association of Defense Communities in conjunction with the House and Senate Defense Communities Caucuses to recognize and celebrate communities whose exceptional commitment to improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families as a model for…

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Military projects boost construction in Alaska

The latest edition of The Alaska Contractor, published quarterly by the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, provides a concise overview of the Interior MILCON projects in Alaska, mostly at Eielson AFB. Find the entire article on pp 34-44 in the online magazine. As state capital…

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Free workshop on multiplex financing

Free Workshop on financing options AHFC is offering a free, in-depth 2-hour training related to multi-family unit finance options on Tuesday, July 11 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center (3605 Cartwright Ct. Building C, Fairbanks, AK 99709). The presentation will be by…

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Going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up!

Are you going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up. You may see an F-35. A fighter wing from Hill Air Force Base plans to fly the new F-35 jet over parades on the Fourth of July. Two jets flown by pilots from the…

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34th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB receives final F-35

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) – The 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Hill Air Force Base accepted its final two combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls June 21, 2017. The addition of the 24th and final aircraft means the units have their full…

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Lockheed’s F-35 soars over Paris in first flight demo

Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) F-35 made its first aerial demonstration on Monday at the Paris Air Show, as the defense contractor looks to ink a blockbuster sale for hundreds of the stealth fighter jets. The F-35 flew late in the afternoon in Paris, where aircraft makers…

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F-35 Fighters Grounded By Oxygen Issues

A number of military pilots have reported issues with oxygen systems in various aircraft in recent years, and now the U.S. Air Force has grounded its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, after five incidents in which pilots complained…

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Military ramps up spending ahead of Eielson F-35s

The Army Corps of Engineers last week awarded two more contracts worth more than $55 million last week for construction of facilities to accommodate the two squadrons of F-35As that will coming to Eielson Air Force Base over the next three years. The first of…

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