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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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Boeing delivers Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted January 5, 2015 by

  Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the…

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Air combat exercise Iron Hand 15-2 enhances interoperability in Europe

Posted January 5, 2015 by A1C Luke Kitterman

Pilots from all U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa's fighter airframes came together at Spangdahlem Air Base Germany, in December to participate in a five-day training exercise called Iron Hand 15-2.

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NASA’s Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from Milky Way’s black hole

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NASA/CXC/Stanford/I. Zhuravleva et al. Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a long-standing question of galaxy clusters do not form large numbers of stars. Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of…

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Student scientists persevere, ready to launch experiments to space station

Posted January 5, 2015 by

Students will look to the skies this week when SpaceX’s fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station lifts off at 6:18 a.m., EST, Jan. 6, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry scientific research conceived and designed by students who are learning first-hand what it takes to…

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Headlines December 31, 2014

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News: DOD braces for political battle over military pay – The Pentagon is bracing for one of its biggest political battles in years as a blue-ribbon commission on military compensation and retirement nears the end of its two-year study and moves closer to releasing its proposals for change by Feb. 1.   Business: Defense 2015 preview:…

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News Briefs December 31, 2014

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German opposition urges probe into NATO ‘hit list’ German opposition lawmakers called Dec. 30 for an investigation into reports that the country’s army and foreign intelligence agency contributed to a NATO list of Taliban targets in Afghanistan, some of whom were killed. Citing NATO documents, German newspapers Der Spiegel and Bild have reported that Germany…

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Navy prepares for Jan. 20 communications satellite launch

Posted December 31, 2014 by Steven A. Davis

Navy military and civilian engineers are preparing the latest military communications satellite for a planned Jan. 20 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite is part of MUOS, or Mobile User Objective System, which operates like a smartphone network from space, vastly improving secure satellite communications for mobile U.S. forces. Unlike its…

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