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Air Force photograph by SrA. Devante Williams
Defense

James visits Luke AFB for more insight on F-35 ops

Posted March 14, 2016 by TSgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James met with Airmen to gain a better understanding of Luke Air Force Base’s mission with a focus on F-35 Lightning II operations, and its maintenance and training facilities March 9-10.

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Local

Solar energy project completed at Plant 42

Posted March 11, 2016 by

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has spearheaded an effort to generate alternative energy for the southern California market and generate revenue for Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., through a unique Enhanced Use Lease agreement with NRG Solar Oasis LLC.

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Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Jenny Hyden
Defense

Maintainers load GBU-12s onto F-35As for first time

Posted March 11, 2016 by 1st Lt. Jenny Hyden

In the morning hours of March 3, 33rd Fighter Wing maintainers loaded four GBU-12 munitions into F-35A Lighting II aircraft for the first time, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Army photograph by Damien Salas
Veterans

Wanted: Honor Flight Guardians

Posted March 11, 2016 by Arthur Mondale

As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

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Veterans

WASP pursued love of flying, fought for women vets’ recognition

Posted March 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Women have been graduating from the Air Force Academy since 1980, and flying in combat missions since Operation Desert Storm, but before them were the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Koby I. Saunders
Defense

DOD gives final go-ahead to open all military jobs to women

Posted March 11, 2016 by Karen Parrish

“After “exceptional work,” the U.S. military is authorized to begin integrating women across all occupations and specialties “right away,” according to a Defense Department statement released today.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Jose. A. Torres Jr.
Veterans

Korean War casualty gets final rest

Posted March 11, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Smith was 19 years old when Chinese forces attacked his unit, Feb. 12, 1951, north of Hoengsong, Korea. He was a member of Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

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Space

NASA targets May 2018 launch of Mars InSight mission

Posted March 9, 2016 by

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller
Defense

F-35 to touch down at air shows around the world

Posted March 9, 2016 by SSgt. Staci Miller

Aviation and F-35A Lightning II fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season.

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Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan
Defense

Engine for the new Airbus A33neo tested at AEDC

Posted March 9, 2016 by

The Trent 7000, the Rolls-Royce engine to be used in the new Airbuss A33neo, was recently tested at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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