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At least 2,063 U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 As of April 2, 2013, at least 2,063 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,713 military service members have died in Afghanistan…

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Boeing to feature innovative maritime capabilities at Navy League Expo

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At this year’s Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, Boeing will showcase an array of proven maritime capabilities and innovative technologies, including advances in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, that help U.S. maritime services accomplish their missions. The exposition is April 8-10 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Boeing’s exhibit at Booth…

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Reunions

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April 2013 April 9-12: Super Sabre Society Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, contact Dewey Clawson at (724) 336-4273 or email deweyclawson@hotmail.com April 18-21: 475th Fighter Group; 431st, 432nd and 433rd Fighter Squadrons, 5th Air Force Nashville, Tenn. For more information contact Dana Grossman at (858) 692-1358 or email dana@grossman.info. April 25-28: Air Force Public…

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NASA announces 17th screening of space program artifacts

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NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and other organizations to screen and request historical space artifacts. The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies, processes and the accomplishments of NASA’s many programs. NASA and the General Services Administration worked together to ensure broad access to space artifacts and to provide a web-based electronic artifacts viewing…

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A-10 fires first-ever laser-guided rocket

Posted April 3, 2013 by Samuel King Jr.

Courtesy illustration The 40th Flight Test Squadron completed another first in February when an A-10 Thunderbolt II fired a guided rocket that impacted only inches away from its intended target. The 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket is known as the fixed-wing Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II. Before the Thunderbolt test, the rocket had proved…

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Boeing delivers seventh production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to U.S. Navy

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The seventh P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing handed over the seventh production P-8A Poseidon to the U.S. Navy on schedule March 29, marking the first delivery from the second low-rate initial production contract awarded in November 2011. The maritime patrol aircraft departed Boeing…

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Veterans Resources

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Veterans Administration www.va.gov Burial, Death Pension, Dependency Indemnity Compensation, Direct Deposit, Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices, Disability Compensation, Disability Pension, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, Medical Care and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: 1-800-827-1000 Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits: 1-877-294-6380 Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts: 1-800-827-0648 Children of Women Vietnam Veterans, Foreign Medical…

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NASA photographs by Tom Tshida
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Highest, longest flight to date for Masten’s Xombie with Genie payload

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NASA photographs by Tom Tshida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration rocket soars aloft, guided by Draper Lab’s GENIE navigation and control system designed to land space vehicles on other bodies in the solar system. MOJAVE, Calif. A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at…

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Photograph by Rebecca Amber
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Aviation photographer addresses Bakersfield Navy League

Posted April 3, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation photographer and Mojave Transportation Museum Board Member Alan Radecki. The Bakersfield Council Navy League gathered for their first quarter dinner meeting of 2013 at the American Legion Post 26. The group, which included several World War II Navy veterans, welcomed a special guest for the evening. Aviation photographer and Mojave…

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South by Southwest crowds flock to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full-scale model, exhibit

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Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, March 8-10. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grummanís four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the recent South by…

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