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LACAS, Team Edwards combine forces to bring world-class air shows to Aerospace Valley

Posted March 14, 2019 by Paul Kinison

With a slap on the table and an emphatic “This is happening!” Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, made official the partnership between Edwards Air Force Base and the Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. board of directors, which will bring a major STEM Expo to the Antelope Valley Fair in…

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Headlines – March 13, 2019

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News FAA grounds all Boeing 737 Max planes effective immediately – President Trump announced Wednesday that the FAA is grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes “effective immediately,” following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, including eight Americans.   Here’s breakdown of the Pentagon’s budget request – The Pentagon’s fiscal 2020 budget request…

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News Briefs – March 13, 2019

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New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel The U.S. Air Force has excavated thousands of tons of soil and treated millions of gallons of water contaminated by jet fuel at a base bordering New Mexico’s largest city, but state regulators say the military still has more cleanup to do. The…

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Headlines – March 11, 2019

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News New defense budget request: $9 billion in emergency funds, cuts for Europe – The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request will include $545 billion in base defense spending, $164 billion in overseas contingency operations funding, and $9 billion in “emergency funding” that could be used to cover funding gaps in military construction that result…

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News Briefs – March 11, 2019

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Russian fighter escorts U.S. intelligence plane over Baltic The Russian military says it scrambled a fighter jet to escort a U.S. intelligence plane over the Baltic Sea. The Defense Ministry did not say when the incident happened as it released a video shot from the Su-27 fighter’s cockpit as it was approaching the U.S. RC-135…

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News Briefs – March 8, 2019

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About $25 million be forfeited to U.S. to resolve criminal case Federal prosecutors have announced a settlement in a case involving falsified records about supplies being provided to the military. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on March 5 that the civil settlement is part of a global settlement involving a…

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Headlines – March 6, 2019

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News Top U.S. general in Europe: Don’t give Turkey F-35 if they buy Russian system – The top uniformed officer in NATO and the head of American forces in Europe said March 5 that if Turkey goes through with its decision to buy a Russian air defense system, he would recommend the Pentagon refuse to…

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News Briefs – March 6, 2019

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Marine jets collide, land safely at Southern California base WENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–A U.S. military official says two Marine fighter jets collided in midair, but both pilots managed to land safely at a Southern California training base last month. First Lt. Frederick D. Walker said March 5 that no injuries were reported in the collision of…

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Headlines – March 4, 2019

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News Border wall casts long shadow over FY20 defense budget — and that’s not all – Even before it arrives, President Donald Trump’s defense budget proposal is already taking flak from lawmakers over the bookkeeping gimmickry that’s likely to accompany it.   ‘We are not winning’ counterterror war in Sahel, U.S. military leader in Africa…

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News Briefs – March 4, 2019

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China denies speculation of military presence in Afghanistan China’s defense ministry is defending military cooperation with Tajikistan following a report of a sizeable Chinese troop presence at a base in the Central Asian state. Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told reporters at a monthly briefing Feb. 28 that cooperation between the two was “in line with”…

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