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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Headlines – December 9, 2016

Posted  December 9, 2016

News California Guard officials acknowledge bonus scandal hurt military’s reputation – California National Guard officials acknowledged their moves to recoup decade-old bonuses from troops has hurt public faith in their operations, but they believe military leaders are on the right path to fixing the problem.     Business Airbus awarded $2.3 billion Canadian search-and-rescue project…

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News Briefs – December 9, 2016

Posted  December 9, 2016

Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Seas Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says it is highly unlikely the Philippines will allow the U.S. military to use the country as a springboard for its freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China. Lorenzana said Dec. 8…

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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

Posted  December 9, 2016

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Air Force releases candidate installations for next F-35A bases

Posted  December 9, 2016

Air Force officials announced five installations as candidate bases for the next two Air National Guard F-35A locations. The candidate bases include: Dannelly Field Air Guard Station, Montgomery, Ala.; Gowen Field AGS, Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville AGS, Fla., Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Detroit, and Truax AGS, Madison, Wisc. “The Air Force is committed to a…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Posted  December 9, 2016

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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