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Raytheon, General Dynamics joint venture awarded Air Force launch, test range contract

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded one of its most important space procurements, potentially a multi-billion-dollar contract to operate, maintain, and sustain launch ranges at Florida’s Space Coast and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, to a joint venture of Raytheon and General Dynamics. The joint venture, called Range Generation Next (RGNext) is responsible for…

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Army to further consolidate footprint in Europe

Posted January 9, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

While the big news coming out of the Pentagon Jan .8 was the closure of U.S. Air Force facilities at RAF Mildenhall, England, the Army will also consolidate or close several facilities in Europe.

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Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Posted January 9, 2015 by SSgt. Chris Hubenthal

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or NMCP, is the final resting place for many military veterans who served across the globe.

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Headlines January 7, 2015

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News SpaceX calls off rocket launch at last minute SpaceX hopes to try again Jan. 9 to launch cargo to the International Space Station, after a technical problem scrubbed a first launch attempt Jan. 6.   Business Babcock wins $1.4 billion British Army support deal Babcock International has been given a £900 million contract by…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways finalize order for four 777 Freighters

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Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for four 777 Freighters, valued at $1.24 billion at current list prices. The airline also has purchase rights for four additional airplanes, which when exercised will bring the combined value to $2.46 billion. Qatar Airways first announced an intent to order the four 777 Freighters at the…

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SecAF shares top three priorities during Columbus AFB visit

Posted January 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Stephanie Englar

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Columbus Air Force Base Dec. 17-18, to meet with Airmen and learn their unique capabilities, key initiatives, attributes and missions.

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NIRCam’s optical system excels in integrated tests For James Webb Telescope

Posted January 7, 2015 by

The Near Infrared Camera instrument Lockheed Martin helped develop for NASA’s next deep space telescope surpassed expectations during tests in late 2014.

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The end of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted January 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron's last Base Security Operations course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex outside of Las Vegas Dec. 6-20, 2014.

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Headlines January 5, 2015

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News Sierra Nevada’s NASA bid protest fails The U.S. Government Accountability Office Jan. 5 denied an appeal by Sierra Neavada Corp. Space Systems that sought to get its Dream Chaser space plane back in a NASA program.   Business New U.S. stealth jet can’t fire its gun until 2019 America’s $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter,…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP of Global Supply Chain

Posted January 5, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Kevin Mitchell as vice president of global supply chain in its Aerospace Systems sector, effective immediately, replacing Lisa Kohl, who has announced her retirement from the company.

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