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Bell Boeing training system readies Marine pilots for high-profile mission

Posted February 11, 2015 by

The V-22 team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Airlift Squadron, enabling Marine aviators to more efficiently train for their critical and highly-visible transport mission. With the simulators, which are installed at the squadron’s headquarters in Quantico, Va., aircrews can rehearse missions without having…

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Survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack dies at 100

Posted February 11, 2015 by AP

YUBA CITY, Calif. – The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell died Feb. 4 at a nursing home in Yuba City, according to his son, Ted Langdell….

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45th Space Wing, SpaceX sign first-ever landing pad agreement at Cape Canaveral

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Air Force photograph Launch Complex 13 was originally used for operational and test launches of the Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, in addition to Atlas B, D, E and F missiles, which were also test launched from there. It was the most-used and longest-serving of the original four Atlas pads. Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th…

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Headlines February 6, 2015

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News: A-10 warplane tops list for friendly fire deaths – The Air Force A-10 attack jet has killed more U.S. troops in friendly fire incidents and more Afghan civilians than any other aircraft flown by the U.S. military, according to data declassified and obtained by USA TODAY. Internal Navy email: Safety of Sea Dragons in question -…

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Civ-Mil welcomes visiting allied families

Posted February 6, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group welcomed families from Europe during an informational gathering at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, which was also co-sponsored by the City of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Board of Trade.

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Lockheed Martin pilot hits 1000 hours in Raptor

Posted February 6, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Lockheed Martin Chief F-22 Test Pilot Steve “Hooter” Rainey celebrated another career milestone as he reached 1,000 hours flying an F-22 Raptor Jan. 22 over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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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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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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Headlines February 4, 2015

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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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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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