Posts Tagged ‘featured’
 

Defense

One weekend, three countries, helps nearly 130,000 people

Posted February 6, 2019 by Capt. Justin Clark

Over a weekend-long combined humanitarian and training mission, three C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and their Reserve Citizen Airmen crews from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charlston, S.C., delivered humanitarian aid to Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras, Feb. 3-4.

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Defense

Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

Posted February 6, 2019 by

The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive.

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Technology

Air Force Academy professor leads new DOD hypersonic research institute

Posted February 4, 2019 by Jennifer Spradlin

Chuck Yeager broke the speed of sound in 1947, and the Air Force has never looked back. The Air Force partnered with NASA to develop and test the X-15, a hypersonic, rocket-powered aircraft in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s.

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Defense

Mission complete: Spirits return to Missouri after BTF rotation

Posted February 4, 2019 by 2nd Lt Allen Palmer

Three B-2 Spirit bombers and approximately 150 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, after completing their deployment supporting U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force mission Jan. 31, 2019.

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Local

High Desert Hangar Stories: The first plane to define Edwards AFB

Posted February 1, 2019 by Bob Alvis

In the long history of Edwards Air Force Base and Muroc Army Air Field, many amazing aircraft have called the base home. Many aviation “firsts” have taken place in the skies above that prehistoric lake bed that Gen. Hap Arnold said was “as level as a billiard table.”

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Local

NASA Armstrong advanced science in 2018

Posted February 1, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

In its seventh decade of operation, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continued to advance the agency’s overall missions of aeronautics research, Earth and space science.

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Veterans

Navy pioneer to be honored with all-female Missing Man Flyover

Posted February 1, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy’s first female jet pilot passed away Jan. 24, 2019, at her home in Tennessee. She was 65. Capt. Rosemary Mariner, United States Navy, Retired, died on January 24, 2019, in the fifth year of her battle with ovarian cancer, with her husband and wingman of 40 years by her side. She was 65. Born in Harlingen, Texas, raised in San Diego, she graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautics at 19.

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Local

Skunk Works: 75 years of excellence

Posted February 1, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

NASA image Artist’s concept of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or QueSST, that will begin flying in a few years. Whether in the air or on the ground, LockheedMartin Corporation leads the global village in technological advances involving the aerospace and security fields. At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® much of that effort focuses on…

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Local

Lockheed Martin pilot reaches 1000 hours in U-2

Posted February 1, 2019 by Linda KC Reynolds

Ed “KTOWN” Knouse, 56, achieved the 1,000-hour milestone in the U-2 “Dragon Lady” while flying a high-altitude, test mission in the early morning hours of Nov. 28, 2018. The aircraft is capable of flying at over 70,000 feet.

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Local

Space Port board considers honor for Rutan

Posted February 1, 2019 by Stuart Ibberson

The recent board of directors meeting at the Mojave Air and Space Port featured discussion on ways to honor aviation pioneer Burt Rutan. Employees of Scaled Composites, one of the companies Rutan founded at Mojave, and members of the airport community suggested adding Rutan Field to the air and spaceport’s name, to honor the man who some feel has been instrumental in the facility’s success.

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