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NASA hosts first social media event at Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Sixty-five of NASA’s social media followers will have a rare opportunity to tour the agency’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California’s Mojave Desert during a NASA Social on Oct. 15, 2012. Goldstone is one of three NASA Deep Space Network complexes strategically placed around the world. The complex provides the ability to communicate with…

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Congressman hosts academy information night

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of the service academies and who lives in California’s 25th Congressional District should plan on attending. This meeting is for academy classes starting…

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AFA’s 2012 Air & Space Conference upholds Air Force heritage

Posted August 23, 2012 by

In the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1950, six columns of North Korean forces stormed across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Ninety thousand communist troops augmented by armored columns and close air support rapidly overwhelmed South Korean soldiers. The newly-created U.S. Air Force swung into action, and by June 27, an F-82 crew claimed…

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Nuclear enterprise experts train, attend symposium

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Capt. Angela Webb

Approximately 16 general and flag officers, led by the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, took part in an airborne emergency action officers exercise and Strategic Deterrence Conference at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Aug. 6-9. Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic…

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Supporting war fighters from space

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Capt. Chris Sukach

Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. John Hyten spoke at the 15th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 14 and discussed how the American way of war has fundamentally changed thanks to space. He used historical examples to illustrate his point and contrasted those with support provided in more…

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SAE International to host counterfeit parts avoidance symposium

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

The increase of counterfeit parts entering the supply chain is causing serious challenges for aerospace and defense manufacturers on a global level. To address this critical time-sensitive issue, SAE International and TTI, Inc. have partnered to present the first “SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium.” This powerful one-day educational and networking event will be Nov….

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Palmdale Aerospace Academy ready to launch

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy opened its doors to the public Aug. 10 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and will open with a total of 540 students on Sept. 5 for grades seventh to ninth....

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CMSAF kicks off AFSA convention

Posted August 14, 2012 by by A1C Jarrod Grammel

More than 1,300 U.S. Air Force enlisted airmen gathered in Jacksonville, Fla., to kick off the 2012 Air Force Sergeants Association Convention and Professional Airman Conference, Aug. 12....

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AFA focuses on aerospace challenges in annual Air & Space Conference

Posted August 12, 2012 by

The Air Force Association has announced that a favorable opinion by the Secretary of the Air Force’s Ethics Office has authorized a waiver for conference fees associated with the 2012 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition for all military members on active duty and DOD civilian personnel. AFA’s Air & Space Conference is Sept….

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Chief of naval research moderates panel at unmanned systems conference

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Grace Jean

The Navy's chief of naval research led a panel discussion highlighting technology challenges and a vision for future maritime robotic systems Aug. 8, at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's annual conference....

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