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Space

New probe to improve understanding of global climate change

Posted February 6, 2015 by Peter W. Merlin

A new NASA spacecraft launched Jan. 31 from California will measure soil moisture across the globe to help scientists better understand and predict weather cycles and climate change.

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Veterans

Edwards Airmen celebrate Super Bowl with local retired veterans

Posted February 6, 2015 by Diane Betzler

What better way to spend one of America’s most favorite past times than munching on a good meal and watching the Super Bowl with folks who understand what your service has meant to your country and fellow countrymen?

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In the news...

Headlines February 4, 2015

Posted February 4, 2015 by

News: White House adds $21 billion for modernization – The Pentagon has been conducting a “running reset” on its aircraft, ships, nuclear assets and ground vehicles over the past two years due to the limits placed on defense spending by the Budget Control Act, senior defense leaders said Feb. 2, but the fiscal 2016 budget request…

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Business

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ program begins ground tests

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Feb. 4 the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 Raider™ program.

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Veterans

Reunions – February thru April, 2015

Posted February 4, 2015 by

374th Field Maint Sqdn., PACAF Feb. 13-14; Biloxi, Miss. For more information, contact Larry Voss at (218) 410-2192 or email levs.22@hotmail.com. 11th Abn/Air Assault Div Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and 187th RCT Feb. 21-25; Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, contact Artie Heape at (843) 846-4693 or email artieheape@centurylink.net. Seabees in Ireland & Scotland, NMCB 62 Feb….

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Defense

F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 4, 2015 by

For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. 

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Tech

NASA, FAA, industry conduct initial sense-and-avoid test

Posted February 4, 2015 by

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Honeywell International Inc. have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system

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Business

Boeing to modernize B-52 with digital communications

Posted February 4, 2015 by

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was built during the Cold War, but its digital capabilities have entered the 21st century thanks to Boeing’s ongoing Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. On Jan. 28, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a full rate production contract to deliver 10 CONECT kits that modernize communication systems for the B-52 bombers…

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Veterans

World War II’s 1st Special Service Force honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Posted February 4, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

Forty-two veterans of the original 1,800 commandos that made up the World War II U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force were honored in the Capitol, Feb. 3, as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for distinguished achievement the U.S. Congress can bestow

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Headlines February 2, 2015

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Business: Limited impact for Boeing in Air Force One win – The U.S. Air Force selected Boeing to provide the next-generation Air Force One on a sole-source selection, a move that had been widely expected but is still welcome for the aerospace company. CAE acquires expertise with Bombardier buy – CAE’s purchase of Bombardier’s military flying training…

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