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Headlines March 25, 2015

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News: Obama says more troops will stay in Afghanistan next year – President Obama March 24 formally abandoned his pledge to bring U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan down to 5,000 by the end of this year, saying the current force of about 10,000 will remain there into 2016.   Business: U.S. special ops to sole-source 2,000…

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Off they go: Three more C-130Js delivered

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie March 19, a U.S. Air Force crew took delivery of and ferried an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft that is assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command’s 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Three variants of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were recently delivered…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

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There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 25, 2015 by Diana Bachert

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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Headlines March 23, 2015

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News: House aides preview major Pentagon reforms – Reform of the Pentagon’s weapons buying habits will lead Rep. Mac Thornberry’s agenda as head of the House Armed Services Committee say committee aides, a long-term plan the Texas Republican will formally outline March 23 at a Washington think tank.   Business: Lockheed fixing software glitch with GPS…

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First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

Posted March 23, 2015 by David Vergun

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

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More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.

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F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

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A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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SecNav commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Permitted, banned items

Posted March 21, 2015 by

All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce delay into the flight line area.

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