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‘LOBOS’
The F-16s of the 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard, are among the most instantly recognizable of any unit. They reflect a wing with a proud heritage and keen sense of its current role, as Jamie Hunter describes

FIRST NIGHT
Mark A. Werkema tells the true story of a memorable night for a fighter pilot in the skies over Baghdad, as seen through his eyes in the cockpit of an F-117 ‘stealth fighter’ — January 17, 1991, the first night of the Gulf War

PROJECTING POWER IN THE PACIFIC
The US Air Force maintains a continuous bomber presence on the Pacific island of Guam, which is now manned by B-1 squadrons on rotation from the continental US. Jamie Hunter talks exclusively to the commander of this important detachment

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ALASKA’S CUTTING EDGE
Held biennially, ‘Northern Edge’ is Alaska’s premier joint-force exercise, bigger even than the well-known ‘Red Flag Alaska’ series of exercises, as Ivan Voukadinov discovers

F-35 TURNS AND BURNS IN PARIS
At the Paris Air Show in June it wasn’t just the temperature that was off the scale — so was the hype for the F-35A’s first public flying demonstration. Jamie Hunter asks whether it was worth the effort to show the Lightning II turning and burning

STRIKING HARD
Stephan de Bruijn and Frank Crébas join the annual ‘Northern Lightning’ joint training exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin, the aim of which was to replicate today’s battlespace with the aid of current and future weapons platforms

AND MUCH MORE!

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