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Air Force Cautions On Light Attack Combat Test: AF1 Refueling Update

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PENTAGON: It’s always difficult to tell when the military is covering its tuckus and when it’s just being careful. So when the outgoing head of the Air Force press desk, Col. Patrick Ryder, told reporters this afternoon that the service had not made any decision about whether to go ahead with a combat test of… Keep reading →

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Dunford Says White House Nixes Refueling For New Air Force One

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WASHINGTON: Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the White House had decided not to include aerial refueling as a capability for the next Air Force One fleet. Why? To save money. President Donald Trump has apparently made the decision, reflected by this decision and the… Keep reading →

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Refueling An E-4B, With SecDef Aboard

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SOMEWHERE OVER THE ATLANTIC: Airborne refueling is a key American capability. It makes US fighters, bombers and transport planes able to fly almost anywhere they can find a place to land. It’s also technically complex and requires great skill on the part of the boom operator and the crew of both the receiving aircraft and… Keep reading →

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