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Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 14, 2019.

Defense

Army fields new handgun system to military police

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

Defense

Hill AFB Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an exponentially more challenging exercise Red Flag, 19-1 Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Virgin Galactic postpones scheduled flight test

Virgin Galactic has postponed the scheduled Feb. 20 flight test of SpaceShipTwo and VSS Unity because of bad weather at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Southern California. “Our test flight window opened this morning, but the Mojave weather isn’t cooperating,” Virgin Galactic representatives said in a Twitter statement. “We plan to try again…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: Tony LeVier and the wall

With all due respect to the rock group Pink Floyd, back in 1950 there were very few “bricks in the wall” known as the sound barrier. Today, a multitude of pilots have added their names to the fraternity of those that have gone supersonic, but let’s look back at when it was just a handful.


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Headlines – February 20, 2019

Posted  February 20, 2019

News Trump officially organizes the Space Force under the Air Force … for now – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive centralizing all military space functions under a new Space Force, which will be overseen by the Department of the Air Force.     Business ATEC protests loss of key Army helicopter engine…

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News Briefs – February 20, 2019

Posted  February 20, 2019

U.S. delivers laser-guided rockets to Lebanese military The American Embassy in Lebanon says the United States has delivered laser-guided rockets valued at more than $16 million to the Lebanese army. In a statement, it says the rockets delivered Feb. 13 are a key component for a fleet of A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft previously delivered….

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Defense

Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Posted  February 20, 2019

Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 14, 2019.

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Business

University of Central Florida opens doors to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab

Posted  February 20, 2019

Lockheed Martin and the University of Central Florida celebrated Feb. 15 the grand opening of a new Cyber Innovation Lab on UCF’s campus that will help meet the growing local and national need for cybersecurity talent. The lab’s opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting, a demonstration by UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Club (Hack@UCF) and…

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USS Tulsa commissioned as Navy’s newest surface combatant

Posted  February 20, 2019

Navy photograph by PO1 Jacob I. Allison Guests listen during a welcoming speech for the commissioning ceremony of littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). LCS-16 is the fifteenth littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the eighth of the Independence variant. It is the second Navy combat ship named after Tulsa, the second…

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