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November 6, 2015
 

USS Ronald Reagan action

Navy photograph by PO3 James Lee

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Alexander Taschner, from Palmdale, Calif., uses a bandsaw to cut an angle iron in the airframe shop aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.




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Virgin Orbit completes successful captive-carry flight test with ‘flying launchpad’

VICTORVILLE, Calif.— On Nov. 18, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful ...
 
 
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Air Force announces bases to support B-21 Raider mission

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, Calif., to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber....
 
 
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NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology project passes major milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph Illustration of the X-59 QueSST as it flies above NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first fligh...