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Air Force realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted December 10, 2014 by

In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer…

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Business

Boeing expands landing gear overhaul, exchange offerings

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Boeing announced Dec. 10 that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing’s new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes. Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs…

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CalVet launches veterans homes hiring blitz

Posted December 10, 2014 by

In preparation for the opening of a new Skilled Nursing Unit at the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home, CalVet will be holding a CalVet Job Fair Jan. 21, 2015. The fair runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will be held at the West LA Home, 11500 Nimitz Ave., Los Angeles. CalVet is seeking applicants for…

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News Briefs December 8, 2014

Posted December 8, 2014 by

Israeli military opens new Gaza war investigations The Israeli military says it has opened eight new criminal investigations into cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer’s Gaza war. The Dec. 6 announcement appears to be a further attempt to head off international investigations into the military’s conduct during the 50-day conflict. More than 2,100…

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Double Deuce: Two MC-130Js celivered to U.S. Air Force

Posted December 8, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photographs by David Key U.S. Air Force crews ferried two MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 5. These aircraft will be operated by the 352nd Special Operations Group and will be based at Royal Air Force Mildenhall…

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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected comm payload

Posted December 8, 2014 by

The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman’s delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early. The payload’s phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that Northrop…

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Indian Navy selects Sikorsky’s Seahawk for multi-role helo requirement

Posted December 8, 2014 by

India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SeahawkÆ helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.† “India’s selection of the S-70B helicopter…

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Lockheed Martin names senior VP, Washington operations

Posted December 8, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has appointed Robert Rangel, 55, to senior vice president for Washington Operations and a corporate officer effective Jan. 1, 2015. Rangel succeeds Greg Dahlberg, 63, who has been named senior vice president for Strategic Enterprise Initiatives and will retire in August 2015. In his new role, Rangel will be responsible for leading the…

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Space

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape

Posted December 8, 2014 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS illustration This illustration depicts a lake of water partially filling Mars’ Gale Crater, receiving runoff from snow melting on the crater’s northern rim. Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicate Mars’ Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years. This interpretation of Curiosity’s finds…

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War fighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Posted December 8, 2014 by Patty Welsh

Courtesy photograph Workers at Tinker AFB, Okla., install critical 40/45 upgrades to E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft during programmed depot maintenance. The AWACS 40/45 program office, headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the lead for delivering, and potentially accelerating, the upgrades. The Airborne Warning and Control System 40/45 program office is delivering, and…

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