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  • Famed ‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen Dies at 101

    Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, who came to fame as the “Candy Bomber” of the Berlin Airlift, earning international goodwill for the United States and the Air Force, and who worked on Air Force space projects such as the Titan III, X-20 Dyna-Soar, and Manned Orbiting Laboratory, died Feb. 16 at the age of

  • 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135s refuel F-35s for Theater Security Package

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over the Baltic Sea July 13, 2019. The F-35 is deployed to the U.S. European

  • Astral Knight 2019: Maintainers sharpen F-35A

    Deployed maintainers of the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to contribute to exercise Astral Knight 2019 on the flightline of Aviano Air Base, Italy.Astral Knight 2019, a joint-multinational exercise led by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, aims to demonstrate the