What does research on pelletized asphalt have to do with airpower and national strategy? Plenty, it turns out. Exercises and experiments on methods for airfield damage repair are just one area where USAF airmen are preparing to deal with the effects of disruptive attacks at forward bases. Why? Because damaged airfields, snarled communications, and sporadic command and control are all possibilities in fights of the near future.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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