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Inside the Air Force highlights

February 02, 2018 |
Courtney Albon
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Some must-reads from this week's Inside the Air Force:

1. The lack of a fiscal year 2018 funding appropriation has stalled new military construction contracts at Eielson Air Force Base, AK, that are key to preparing the base to begin receiving F-35s in 2020.

Full Story: CR could delay key construction for F-35 beddown at Eielson AFB

2. Air Force and Army officials will delve further into understanding joint, multidomain operations using three tabletop exercises held in the next six months, which will help the Army finalize the second version of its Multidomain Battle concept by summer 2019.

Full Story: ACC, TRADOC to vet shared problems in multidomain tabletop exercises

3. Air Force officials are still nailing down the specifics of a heavy maintenance plan for Northrop Grumman's RQ-4, and will bring a third aircraft to Robins Air Force Base, GA, within the next few months.

Full Story: Global Hawk program office making progress on heavy maintenance plan

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