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Future USS John Finn launched

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The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard March 28. During launch the drydock was flooded allowing the 637-foot floating dock to slowly submerge until the ship was afloat. Once the drydock was fully submerged, the ship was pulled by tugs to HII’s south berth…

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First production QF-16 arrives at Tyndall

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Courtesy photograph Maintainers begin post-flight checks on the first Lot 1 production model QF-16 after it arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., March 11. The aircraft is the first of 13 deliveries to the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base. The QF-16…

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E-9A Widget, one of a kind

Posted March 30, 2015 by A1C Dustin Mullen

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Combined Test Force helping to streamline work at AEDC wind tunnel facilities

Posted March 30, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

A total of five Combined Test Forces have been established to improve testing at Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The Flight CTF, which includes the Propulsion Wind Tunnel and von Kármán Gas Dynamics facilities, makes up one of these CTF groups. The others include the Propulsion CTF and the Space and Missiles CTF, as well as…

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Global strike teams test second Minuteman III missile this week

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An Air Force Global Strike Command team launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 27 at 3:53 a.m., PDT, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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F-35 Lightning II costs drop, report shows

Posted March 27, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24, 2015. Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts. He also acknowledged the…

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

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The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.

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9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from ‘The Cape’

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The 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 here.

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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

Posted March 27, 2015 by Jet Fabara

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

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F-35 aircraft costs drop, report shows

Posted March 25, 2015 by Terri Moon

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts in the latest…

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