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Space

Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

Posted January 14, 2019 by

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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Local

Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

Posted January 14, 2019 by Linda KC Reynolds

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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Business

U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

Posted January 11, 2019 by

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas, in the coming weeks.

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Local

Coffee4Vets welcomes ‘Cujo’

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force Col. Ryan “Cujo” Blake visited with veterans from all branches, all eras of service at Coffee4vets on Jan. 8. Blake is commander of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz
Space

U.S. will pick up pace in race to space with China, DOD official says

Posted January 9, 2019 by C. Todd Lopez

The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said Jan. 8.

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Defense

Successful drop: Soldiers test low-cost parachute system

Posted January 9, 2019 by Capt. Jerry Duong and 1st Lt. Andrew Garrido

Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Defense

Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

Posted January 9, 2019 by Bradley Hicks

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller
Defense

Innovation in tight spaces

Posted January 7, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

As Hurricane Michael churned toward the Emerald Coast of Florida, F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., here evacuated to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to avoid the storm’s path and potential catastrophic damage.

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Business

Northrop Grumman receives $3.6 billion IDIQ contract for infrared countermeasures systems

Posted January 7, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and support from the U.S. Air Force. Under the IDIQ, the Air Force may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract.

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Business

Boeing to modernize entire Spanish Chinook fleet

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations.

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