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Brie Larson, the star of the upcoming Captain Marvel, joined Airmen from across the National Capital Region, local STEM program families and Good Morning America for the premiere of the Captain Marvel trailer!

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Watch as Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Gen. David L. Goldfein, CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses host an Air Force Town Hall during #ASC18!

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We're LIVE for Gen. David L. Goldfein's Air Force Update during #ASC18!

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Today we celebrate 71 years as the world's greatest AIRPOWER!

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LIVE: Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks the "Air Force We Need" during the 2018 Air, Space and Cyber Conference.

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For over 100 years, Air Force Global Strike Command's 20th and 96th Bomb Squadrons have provided support to our nation through readiness and operations.

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On your marks! The #AirForce Marathon starts off at 7:30 am EST at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base!

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September is Suicide Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out by visiting www.veteranscrisisline.net or call 1-800-273-8255, and press 1.

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Show off your brain power and join the @AFWERX challenge. Submit your inventive ideas and innovate the Air Force and maybe change the world.

www.afwerxchallenge.com/

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C-130 Hercules squadrons primarily perform the tactical portion of our airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

With a top speed of 417 mph, a 42,000 lb payload capacity, range of 2,071 miles, and a ceiling of 28,000 feet, this C-130 helps us bring AIRPOWER in the joint fight.

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F-16 Fighting Falcons, like this one from the 177th Fighter Wing, NJANG, are compact, highly maneuverable, and incredibly effective.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPreQ

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Lt. Col. Chad Gibson and his fellow AF Reserve Hurricane Hunters are pretty dang good at their jobs. Ever wonder why these brave men and women fly through hurricanes? Watch to find out!

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For more than 50 years, the Northrop T-38 Talon has been the supersonic jet trainer used by the United States Air Force. The twin jet-powered aircraft, which has tandem-seats for the instructor and student pilot, is the world’s first supersonic trainer.

FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xPcrs

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ZERO to full afterburner in less than FOUR SECONDS! Come on now, the F-15E Strike Eagle is an amazing piece of machinery.

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DYK: The Air Force uses science to enable rapid global mobility! Learn how by watching Air Mobility Command's latest "Mobility Science" video podcast.

Full podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHvomKlJcI4j9HueFJb34g

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DYK: Dyess Air Force Base's four operations squadrons - the 7th Operations Support Squadron, 436th Training Squadron, and the 9th & 28th Bomb Squadrons - make up the largest B-1 operations group in the entire Air Force!

Carrying the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in our inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force.

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"It’s at the squadron level that we actually succeed or fail in our mission." - Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPxAq

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Standing in the shadow of America’s premier 5th generation fighter aircraft would make any other aircraft pale in comparison, but one T-38 Talon at Tyndall Air Force Base hides a historical legacy.
Retired Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, a former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, traveled to Tyndall Air Force Base to reunite with the aircraft that served with him as a Thunderbird.

FULL STORY: http://airman.dodlive.mil/2018/09/04/t-38-talon/

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World’s. Greatest. AirPower! With aircraft like the C-17 Globemaster, it’s not hard to understand why.

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