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Headlines August 10, 2015

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News: U.S. F-16s arrive at Turkish air base for anti-ISIS ops – The U.S. deployed six F-16s and roughly 300 airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support operations against the Islamic State.   Business: Army win solidifies Lockheed’s air-to-ground market share – As operations in Iraq and Syria continue to drive…

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Conventional, special forces team up during ‘Joint Forcible Entry’ exercise

Posted August 10, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Rounds from an M1A1 main battle tank followed by rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System illuminated the desert here, kicking off a "Joint Forcible Entry," or JFE, exercise.

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AIAA space, astronautics forum coming to Pasadena

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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will hold its annual Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, Calif. AIAA SPACE 2015 is an international forum that will bring together leaders from government, industry and academia to discuss mission-critical topics that are timely and relevant to the…

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Headlines August 7, 2015

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News: NASA signing $490 million contract with Russia – NASA informed lawmakers Aug. 5 that because Congress has failed to fully fund its Commercial Crew Program for the last five years, it is signing a $490 million contract extension with Russia to send Americans to space.   Business: Italian KC-767 tanker completes its first F-35 refueling –…

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by SAA. Joshua Kleinholz

Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May and completed the first on-site block 1B aircraft to 2B upgrade of the U. S. Air Force configured F-35A Lightning II here in early July.

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Eye in the sky, RPA Airmen in the Red Flag fight

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

The sun beats down on the dry Nevada desert, bringing a smell of fuel that fills the air. Engines begin roaring to life as the Airmen of the 432nd Wing prepare to support Red Flag 15-3 from July 13-31.

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Lockheed Martin delivers latest C-5M Super Galaxy early

Posted August 7, 2015 by Damien Guarnieri

The latest Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy takes off on its delivery flight on Aug. 5, 2015.  A Defense Contract Management Agency aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility n Marietta, Ga., Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be permanently based. It will be the 12th Super Galaxy assigned to Travis….

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NASA, space station partners announce crew members for 2017 missions

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NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members for missions to the orbiting laboratory in 2017. The selection includes first-time space flyers NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Jack Fischer.

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Headlines August 5, 2015

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News: Shots fired at Camp Shelby soldiers – Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly fired shots at soldiers training at Camp Shelby, Miss., on Aug. 4. Two airmen killed during parachute training identified – The two special operations airmen who died after a parachute training incident Aug. 3 were identified as TSgt. Timothy A….

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News Briefs August 5, 2015

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U.S., Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet U.S. and Philippine officials say they will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea at annual diplomatic meetings in Malaysia this week. China has opposed any mention of the territorial rifts…

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