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The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a "heat map" showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas.
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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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Two A-10s crash on Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted September 7, 2017 by

Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept. 6, 2017, at approximately 8 p.m. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis. The aircraft were on…

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Military plane from Cherry Point crashes in Mississippi, at least 16 dead

Posted July 11, 2017 by

A U.S. military plane from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., crashed into a field in rural Mississippi July 10, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles and creating a fiery wreckage, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late July 10 briefing…

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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted June 9, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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SpaceShipTwo completes another successful glide flight

Posted June 2, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, took to the skies June 1 for its fifth glide flight.

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Voyager celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted January 6, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Sharing memories that seemed as fresh today as the events that happened nearly 30 years ago,friends and fans gathered in the Voyager Restaurant at the Mojave Air and Space Port Dec. 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the unrefueled and non-stop, around-the-world, record setting flight of the Voyager experimental airplane.

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AV College means good jobs; Measure AV deserves our support

Posted October 27, 2016 by by Dennis Anderson

Fresh out of the Army in 1975, I returned from Cold War Europe with the news fresh that we were evacuating thousands of our allies and troops by helicopter from the rooftops of the Saigon Embassy. With a Cold War confrontation a constant, and a hot war still dividing our nation, I restarted my education…

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Legendary pilot passes

Posted October 26, 2016 by

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test of rocket

Posted September 1, 2016 by

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.–A massive explosion rocked a SpaceX launch pad Sept. 1 during a routine rocket test for a planned weekend launch. There were no injuries, but the rocket and the satellite onboard were destroyed, SpaceX said in a statement. The company was conducting a test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket when the blast…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis
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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

Posted August 18, 2016 by

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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