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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

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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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In the news...

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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News Briefs February 2, 2015

Posted February 2, 2015 by

State buying homes around air base to limit ‘encroachment’ Dozens of homes have been purchased by the government in an ongoing effort to remove residents from areas near Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia. The Telegraph reports that the goal is to use government money to buy houses in noisy areas near the base…

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Business

Boeing delivers Okay Airways’ first Next-Generation 737-900ER

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Boeing and Okay Airways Jan. 30 celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range).

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Defense

Budget request balances today’s needs against tomorrow’s threats

Posted February 2, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $534 billion protects America today, while positioning the U.S. military to face the threats of tomorrow, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord said. McCord spoke about the budget request in advance in a Jan. 29 interview at the Pentagon. He emphasized that…

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Business

Boeing delivers Scoot’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Scoot Pte Ltd. Feb. 2 announced the delivery of the Singapore-based airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a key role in the low-cost carrier's strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.

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