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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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Newest F-22 demo pilot certifies at Shaw AFB

It’s a warm, sunny day and the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is inexplicably quiet. An F-22 Raptor sits idly on the concrete in front of Hangar 1200, its twin vertical stabilizers and larger frame making it stick out like a sore thumb among the base’s many F-16 Fighting Falcons.

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Northrop Grumman to perform upgrades, modernization, integration on U.S. Army’s fixed wing ISR fleet

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $750 million contract by the U.S. Army to provide contractor life cycle services for the Army’s Special Electronic Mission Aircraft fleet.

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50 years ago: The lunar landing training vehicle

Critical to the Apollo training program, the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle allowed astronauts to master the intricacies of landing on the Moon by simulating the Lunar Module’s performance. Dubbed the “flying bedstead,” the ungainly contraption is “a much unsung hero of the Apollo Program.”

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Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years

If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Nov. 29, 2017, after 37 years without use.


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Headlines – December 8, 2017

Posted  December 8, 2017

News Enlisted combat pilots? The Air Force is launching a test that could lead to that – The Air Force is launching a new pilot training program that will include enlisted airmen — and could eventually lead to them flying combat aircraft.   Pentagon now says 7,200 troops are in Iraq, Syria – The Pentagon…

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News Briefs – December 8, 2017

Posted  December 8, 2017

Serbia, Bosnia seek to boost ties after war crimes tensions Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Dec. 6 they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal….

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

Posted  December 8, 2017

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrate airline’s first 777 freighter

Posted  December 8, 2017

Turkish Airlines photograph Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery Dec. 7 of the airline’s first 777 Freighter, the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The plane is seen here arriving in Istanbul. Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated Dec. 7 the delivery of the airline’s first 777 Freighter, the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane and a…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais
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Newest F-22 demo pilot certifies at Shaw AFB

Posted  December 8, 2017

It’s a warm, sunny day and the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is inexplicably quiet. An F-22 Raptor sits idly on the concrete in front of Hangar 1200, its twin vertical stabilizers and larger frame making it stick out like a sore thumb among the base’s many F-16 Fighting Falcons.

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