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The Stunt Pilot Ace

Gen. Robert L. Scott was a man that needed no introduction in America for decades. As one of the Flying Tiger pilots in China during World War II, the West Point graduate became the hero that inspired a nation at war with his daring and skills became an Ace in an outfit that captured America’s attention in weekly headlines.

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Helicopter crash on board USS Ronald Reagan

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Oct. 19, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors, the Navy said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff the morning of Oct. 19 while the carrier was off the Philippine coast.

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These Eagles took flight, reaching new heights

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Honoring Women of Flight Test — Lisa Gray, chairwoman, Board of Directors Flight Test Historical Foundation, hosts the Gathering of Eagles, while Col. Angela Suplisson served as Master of Ceremonies, along with Bill “Evil” Gray. Inducted Eagles are: Cynthia “CJ” Bixby, flight test engineer in Chief Systems Engineering and Integration…

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Students get inspiration at Salute to Youth event

More than 2,500 students participated in the 27th annual Salute to Youth at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, where they had a chance to meet with industry leaders and learn what they can do to prepare themselves for future job opportunities.

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Marines host 2018 Miramar Air Show

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, were the headline act at the 2018 Miramar Air Show Sept. 28-30. The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest aircraft, the F-35B, was also on hand.


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Defense

Nomads fire first missiles

Posted  February 8, 2017

The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an operational F-35A during a weapons system evaluation here, Jan. 31, 2017, just two weeks after loading and releasing the first live air-to-ground weapons in Air Education and Training Command.

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HT AV April 21

Posted  April 21, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine A. Webster graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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Defense

MQ-9A accident investigation report released

Posted  May 9, 2018

An MQ-9A crashed May 6, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after the ground control station lost downlink from the aircraft on final approach, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released May 7, 2018. The MQ-9A from the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., was being operated…

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Air Force Test Center

Posted  December 30, 2016

In 2012, Air Force Materiel Command redesignated the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the Air Force Test Center. As the AFTC, the center assumed responsibility for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards, the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex…

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News

Headlines – March 7, 2016

Posted  March 7, 2016

News The Pentagon starts planning to base more troops in Europe – The Pentagon is discussing plans to permanently move one or more Army brigade combat teams back to Europe, where the top American commander has signaled an urgent need to shore up allied defenses against the Russians, Military Times has learned.     Business…

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