Posts Tagged ‘featured’
 

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Local

Civ-Mil group gets ‘up close’ look at Edwards

Posted June 1, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Members of the Edwards Air Force Base Civ-Mil group visited the base May 18, 2018, for a day-long visit that combined a review of some of the projects the group has supported, with highlights of the base’s flight test mission.

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Defense

U.S. Navy announces 26th Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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Virgin Galactic conducts second test flight of VSS Unity

Posted May 30, 2018 by

Sir Richard Branson joined Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company teams May 29, on the Mojave Air and Space Port flight line, to witness VSS Unity’s second successful, supersonic, rocket powered test flight.

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Veterans

National treasure B-17F Memphis Belle revealed before hundreds

Posted May 30, 2018 by Amy Rollins

A famous symbol of the courage and sacrifices made by American bomber crews during World War II was revealed May 16 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Space

NASA: Commercial partners key to sustainable moon presence

Posted May 25, 2018 by

As NASA shifts human exploration back to the Moon, U.S. commercial partnerships will be a key to expediting missions and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.

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Defense

Successful weapons evaluation exercise comes to a close

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.

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Defense

Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Space

Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

Posted May 23, 2018 by John Antczak

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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Local

AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Posted May 23, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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News

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

Posted May 23, 2018 by

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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