Posts Tagged ‘featured’

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Carter: 600 troops to deploy to enable Iraqis to retake Mosul from ISIL

Posted September 30, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

About 600 American troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local security forces as they prepare to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sept. 28.

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Pilot carries on four generations of tradition

Posted October 17, 2016 by Maj. Jolene Bottor-Ortiona

Some people say flying is in their DNA. That couldn’t be truer for Capt. John Lockheed, an Air Force Reserve pilot assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He’s a fourth-generation pilot -- continuing a family tradition that encompasses more than a century of flight.

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NAWCWD celebrates 70 years at Point Mugu

Posted October 31, 2016 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and nearly 200 community members and alumni marked 70 years of history at Point Mugu, Calif., during a ceremony in Hangar 324 on Oct. 27.

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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.

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Spinoff 2017 shows how NASA technology makes a difference on Earth

Posted December 5, 2016 by

NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology -- innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency --in products that we all benefit from.

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NASA’s improved supersonic cockpit display shows precise locations of sonic booms

Posted January 6, 2017 by Matt Kamlet,

NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., featured a display that allowed NASA research pilots the ability to physically see their sonic footprint on a map as the boom occurred.

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Kennedy Space Center’s NASA Day of Remembrance honors fallen astronauts

Posted January 27, 2017 by Bob Granath

On Jan. 26, 2017, Kennedy Space Center employees and guests paid their respects to astronauts who have perished in the conquest of space.

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MQ-9 participates in Red Flag 17-1, integrates with F-35

Posted February 15, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Airmen, Marines ‘TRAPped’ in desert

Posted March 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash

The thunderous sound of an MV-22 Osprey echoes over an open field as it lands. Emerging from its lowered door is the I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, Calif., who advance on the New Mexican desert to fulfill their objective: find the downed aircrew and bring them home safely.

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

Posted March 24, 2017 by Christopher Ball

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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