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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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F-35 Will Fly Until 2070 — Six Years Longer Than Planned

WASHINGTON — The F-35 joint strike fighter will fly until 2070, reflecting a decision by the US armed services to extend the operational life of the fleet by six years. All three services that operate the F-35 — the US Air Force, US Navy and…

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State-of-the-art dormitory expands Eielson housing

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District turned over a new dormitory to the Air Force Dec. 21 at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks. Building 2205 is state-of-the-art, three-stories and will accommodate 168 enlisted personnel. The facility was…

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FEDC’s Next Housing Summit is June 6

NEWS RELEASE – FEDC’s next Housing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 from 2-5 pm at the Pipeline Training Center in Fairbanks. How is this event different from the last Housing Summit? Rather than several people/organizations offering PowerPoint presentations, this event will feel more…

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Eielson opens 2nd gate for construction crews

FAIRBANKS — An access gate to give construction crews easier access to the south side of Eielson Air Force Base will open Thursday. The base’s South Gate along the Richardson Highway is being opened for the summer season in order to facilitate the construction associated…

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F-35 remains on track in Trump request

Washington, D.C. – With a Defense Department review of Lockheed Martin F-35 and Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet still ongoing, procurement for the Joint Strike Fighter remained steady in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. The Defense Department is requesting 70 F-35s this budget cycle,…

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F-35A Apparently Cleared for More Aerobatics During Airshows

At 1:36 into this video by Spencer Hughes the F-35 completes a full aileron roll, in an apparent relaxation of flight performance restrictions for the USAF F-35A. News outlet Aerospace Daily and Defense Report wrote that the F-35A will fly its first aerial demonstration at…

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