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Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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Civ-Mil welcomes new arrivals

The Edwards Civ-Mil group held its third annual meet and greet recently where new arrivals to Edwards Air Force Base and those attending the Mojave Test Pilot School got a chance to visit with 44 vendors and learn what the Antelope Valley has to offer.

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DOD extends technological, operational edge into future

Posted  December 16, 2015

The Defense Department’s civilian and military leadership is pursuing a significant and enduring effort to extend its military, technological and operational edge well into the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 14.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes major design milestone for AR1 engine

Posted  December 21, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne photograph A 1/6 scale model of the AR1 engine currently in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne and on schedule to meet flight qualification in 2019 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has completed a key design milestone for its AR1 rocket engine last week. AR1 is an American-made engine that is…

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CSAF awards Silver Stars to Vietnam vets

Posted  December 21, 2015

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III congratulates retired Chief Master Sgt. Ronald W. Brodeur and Eric L. Roberts II after presenting them with the Silver Star during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 2015. Brodeur and Roberts received their medals…

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Juno PTV successfully launched for Missile Defense Test

Posted  December 21, 2015

The U.S. Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners successfully completed the fourth launch of a Patriot Test Vehicle today from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M.

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Headlines – December 18, 2015

Posted  December 18, 2015

News Defense Secretary conducted some official business on a personal email account – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter relied on a personal email account to conduct a portion of his government business during his first months at the Pentagon, according to White House and Defense Department officials and copies of Mr. Carter’s emails obtained by…

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