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Headlines August 21, 2015

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News: Defense secretary: We’re looking at U.S. sites for Gitmo detainees – Pentagon teams are examining sites in the United States to move terror detainees currently held at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Aug. 20. F-16 pilot remains hospitalized after ground crash at Nellis Air Force Base – An Air…

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45 years on alert: Minot conducts Minuteman III test launch

Posted August 21, 2015 by Capt. Christopher Mesnard

The 91st Missile Wing completed an operational test launch of an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 19, continuing its mission of providing strategic deterrence for the U.S. and their allies.

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Navy begins LRASM, F/A-18 integration testing

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The Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. Patuxent River, Md.

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Japanese forces jump from US aircraft for first time in Red Flag-Alaska history

Posted August 21, 2015 by SSgt. Cody Ramirez

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members onto U.S. soil, during Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 12.

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Quickstrike Battalion says goodbye to Germany

Posted August 21, 2015 by Spec. Nicholas Redding

The last AH-64 Apache helicopter, from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was loaded onto an Air Force C-5 Galaxy on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 18.

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SSL-built satellite for Intelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan

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Space Systems/Loral, a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that a satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A., the leading provider of satellite services, was launched Aug. 20 and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.

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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.

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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community and one of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program.

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Headlines August 19, 2015

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News: Navy SEALs to open to women, top admiral says – The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday in an exclusive interview. First flight of U.S. Air Force tanker delayed by a month – The first flight of the…

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