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Welsh thanks Edwards Airmen, talks keys to AF success

Posted February 7, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks to Team Edwards about current issues and future challenges involving the service Jan. 30 in the base theater. Almost a thousand Airmen, government civilians and contractors filled the base theater to hear Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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Local improvement projects culminate in new fuel metering station on Edwards

Posted February 7, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

While T-38s took to the Edwards skies, down on the ground a group of contractors, base civil engineers and members of the Defense Logistics Agency officially opened up the new Kinder Morgan Metering Station Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 22.

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Remotely piloted aircraft flies first long-duration test using repurposed satellite

Posted February 7, 2014 by Russ Mayes

Using a repurposed commercial satellite, Air Force crews flew MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during multiple missions in November and December. A test team with the 53rd Test Management Group, Detachment 4 and led by Lt. Dan Broyles successfully demonstrated inclined orbit satellite capability for MQ-1 and MQ-9 to…

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New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted February 7, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the skies for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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Air Force to replace aviator locator beacons

Posted February 7, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force will replace thousands of unreliable aircraft personnel locator beacons across the fleet, a service official said Jan. 16. Locator beacons are an automated method used to locate an aviator should he or she eject or egress in peacetime flights, said Col. Aaron Clark, the Global Power Programs Directoratedeputy director for Air Force…

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Navy probes cheating allegations at nuke reactor school

Posted February 7, 2014 by Jim Garamone

About 30 of 150 watch-standers at the Navyís Charleston Nuclear Power Training Unit in South Carolina are being investigated for alleged cheating on a written qualification exam, the chief of naval operations said Feb. 4. The incident came to light yesterday, and Navy officials are taking quick action to investigate the situation and apply corrective…

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NAWCWD develops forward-firing miniature munition ‘in-house’

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With the success of a forward-firing miniature munition, also known as Spike, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake, Calif., proved that the government can procure and deliver sophisticated guided missiles at a much lower cost than it is currently experiencing.

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Hagel: Future requires renewed era of partnership

Posted February 3, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

In a changing security and fiscal environment, the Defense Department will seek to collaborate more closely with European allies, especially to help build the capabilities of other global partners, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. He and State Department Secretary John Kerry formed a panel in Munich, Germany, at the Munich Security Conference, which ended Feb….

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Official discusses Chinese air force, missile trends

Posted February 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

U.S. intelligence officials visiting Capitol Hill Jan. 30 reported to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the steady progress made by the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force and the implications of that development to the United States. Donald L. Fuell, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center force modernization and employment technical director…

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SecAF outlines top focus areas to improve ICBM career field

Posted February 3, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Throughout the next 60 days, senior Air Force leaders will re-examine the way ahead for the Air Force’s nuclear mission. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed members of the Air Force Association Jan. 29, in Arlington, Va., giving an update on her recent visits to four Global Strike Command bases – F.E….

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