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60 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force U-2 Spy Plane Was Shot Down By The Soviet Air Defence Forces

31 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force U-2 Spy Plane Was Shot Down By The Soviet Air Defence Forces

On 1 May 1960, a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory. The single-seat aircraft, flown by pilot Francis Gary Powers, was hit by an S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile and crashed near …

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U.S. Air Force F-15 E Strike Eagles Flew Over Eastern North Carolina Hospitals In Show Of Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Air Force F-15 E Strike Eagles Flew Over Eastern North Carolina Hospitals In Show Of Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Four F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron fly over a local hospital in Goldsboro, N.C., May 1, 2020. Team Seymour performed multiple flyovers across Eastern N.C. medical facilities to show support to those working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo …

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Rumors Of U.S. Navy Blue Angels & U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Planning A Flyover Amid Coronavirus In Pensacola

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds vs U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Credits: INSTAGRAM/@AFTHUNDERBIRDS Speculation is growing that the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels may be planning a nation-wide set of flyovers to salute healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are helping to battle the coronavirus across America. With air show dates canceled for months to come, the U.S. Navy’s Blue …

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Lockheed Martin Has Reported Trained 1,000th Pilot & 9,000th Maintainer For The F-35 Lightning II program

Lockheed Martin Has Reported Trained 1,000th Pilot & 9,000th Maintainer For The F-35 Lightning II program

Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, congratulates Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, the new F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner). Lockheed Martin has reported that it trained the 1,000th pilot and 9,000th maintainer for the F-35 Lightning II program. More …

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U.S. Air Force Starts 3D Printing Face Shields Amid Protective Equipment Shortages

U.S. Air Force Starts 3D Printing Face Shields Amid Protective Equipment Shortages

U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Maximilion Estrada, Phoenix Spark noncommissioned officer in charge of agile manufacturing, assembles a face shield(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell) U.S. Air Force based at the Travis Air Force Base has started producing 3D printed face shields amid protective equipment shortages in …

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