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Air Force

KC-46 tanker successfully refuels F/A-18

Posted February 19, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 fighter jet in flight Feb. 10. The air refueling was the program's first using the KC-46's hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington State.

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Air Force photograph by Ron Fair
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Air Force demonstrates key rocket engine technologies for next generation launch systems

Posted May 20, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch.

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
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Local aviation legends, supporters flock together for Gathering of Eagles

Posted October 30, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The Flight Test Historical Foundation honored U-2 and SR-71 pilots during the annual Gathering of Eagles dinner at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Oct. 24.

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Commentary

25 years since Desert Storm

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Jan. 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Storm. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded nearby Kuwait. In less than four hours, Iraqi forces occupied the capital, Kuwait City, and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein soon annexed the country as the 19th province of Iraq.

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
Events

Civil Air Patrol squadron plans open house

Posted March 18, 2016 by Capt. Gail Harper

The Edwards AFB Composite Squadron 84, a local unit of Civil Air Patrol, is hosting a public open house 6-8 p.m. March 29 at the General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.

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