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Air National Guard photograph by 1st Lt. Nathan Wallin
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Veterans

Faith in captivity: Vietnam War POW inspires Airmen

Posted May 1, 2013 by SSgt. Jenna Hildebrand

With his hands bound in manacles, an imprisoned Air Force pilot watched from his bamboo holding cell as North Vietnamese soldiers moved a wounded American prisoner into the cell across from his.

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Business

Boeing rolls out first F-15SA for Royal Saudi Air Force

Posted May 1, 2013 by

Boeing April 30 rolled out the F-15SA, ushering in a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The F-15SA, the newest variant of the combat-proven F-15, provides improved performance and increased survivability at a lower life-cycle cost. The aircraft has two additional wing stations for increased payload and…

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Business

Northrop Grumman selected to complete JCREW I1B1 Development

Posted May 1, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $14.1 million option to complete development of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1, Block 1 (I1B1) System of Systems. JCREW is a next-generation system to protect warfighters, vehicles, watercraft, and permanent structures from RCIEDs. The award from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command…

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Army photograph by Spec. Christen Best
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Defense

Secretary favors ‘third party’ approach to engage Congress

Posted May 1, 2013 by David Vergun

Army leaders may not make the best advocates when it comes to convincing Congress and the American people which systems soldiers really need, said the Army's secretary.

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Events

Intermediate Space Challenge set for May 13

Posted May 1, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

Lots of well behaved, but loud, 4th to 6th graders will be participating in the 9th Annual Intermediate Space Challenge at the Mojave Air and Space Port May 13. The creation of Fiberset founder and CEO Marie Walker, ISC aims to show local school children that rocketry is a fun activity, and that scientific smarts…

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World

Aircraft crash in Afghanistan kills seven

Posted May 1, 2013 by Rahim Faiez

A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff April 29, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S.-led military coalition said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition said in a statement to The Associated Press: “Taliban’s claims are false.” It said the…

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Local

Edwards Civ-Mil selects 2013 projects; honors contributors

Posted May 1, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

The April Edwards Civilian-Military support Group directors meeting discussed the 2013 project for the base, and verified the annual barbecue date. They also heard reports on the AV Board of Trade Washington, D.C., tour and the California Space Week celebration in Sacramento. Several projects for the base were discussed. Rehabilitation of the name plaques at…

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Photograph by Gabriel Trisca, Boise State University
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Tech

NASA rover prototype set to explore Greenland ice sheet

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NASA's newest scientific rover is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland.

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Veterans

VA withholds disability claims executives’ bonuses

Posted May 1, 2013 by Kevin Freking

The Department of Veterans Affairs is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing. The backlog has increased dramatically over the past three years, and the department has come under intense criticism from veterans groups and members of Congress…

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Headlines April 29, 2013

Posted April 29, 2013 by

News Four service members die in plane crash in Afghanistan, NATO says Four international service members have died in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan. Initial reporting of the April 27 crash indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time, NATO said. Pentagon steps up planning for potential military intervention in…

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