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Headlines – December 20, 2017

Posted December 20, 2017 by tomlear

News Here’s how Trump administration could make it easier to sell military drones – The United States is actively pursuing a change to a major arms control treaty that would open the door for wider exports of military drones.     Business Boeing offers sneak peek of MQ-25 tanker drone – Boeing on Dec. 19…

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News Briefs – July 7, 2017

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One U.S. soldier killed, two wounded in southern Afghanistan One U.S. Army soldier was killed and two others were injured in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said July 5. The U.S. said that Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, was killed July 3 by indirect fire in Helmand Province. He was assigned to…

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AEDC hypervelocity range ‘back in action’ after 10 years

Posted May 10, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz Pictured is the inside of the target chamber of the AEDC Range S-1 where hypervelocity impacts take place. S-1 wasn’t active in a decade but is currently undergoing checkout operations in preparation for three upcoming test projects. Several successful test launches have recently been performed in S-1. Though it…

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Missing Persons Branch aids family of Vietnam-era pilot, many others

Posted May 3, 2017 by Richard Salomon

Air Force photograph On April 7, 1966, Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was the pilot of a B-57B Canberra on a strike mission over Laos when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire and crashed. Barnett was declared killed in action. His remains were recently recovered and the Texas native was laid to rest…

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Around the Air Force: April 5

Posted April 5, 2017 by tomlear

On this look around the Air Force, the CMSAF addresses sexual assault awareness, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot reaches 1,000 combat flight hours, and a 380th Air Expeditionary Wing EQ-4 Global Hawk completes 1,000 continuous sorties without maintenance cancellations

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News Briefs – February 3, 2016

Posted February 3, 2016 by tomlear

Predator crashes in southern Turkey An Air Force MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed in an unpopulated area in southern Turkey at approximately 1:40 a.m. local time, Feb. 3. The initial assessment is that the aircraft experienced mechanical failure. An investigation is underway to determine the specific cause of the crash. No military members or…

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News Briefs – January 25, 2016

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Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police Senior U.S. defense and military officials say that Iraq’s prime minister is asking the coalition for more police training, particularly for Sunnis who will have to secure Ramadi and other towns once Islamic State militants are ousted. The prime minister made his request during talks with U.S….

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Atlas V booster lands at Vandenberg

Posted November 30, 2015 by A1C Robert J. Volio

One of the world’s largest cargo aircraft recently delivered an Atlas V booster to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Antonov AN-124 made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver the booster Nov. 20.

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