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The Fleet Week Air Show announces addition of FA-22 Raptor to line up

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For the first time in the history of Fleet Week, the Air Force F-22 Raptor will be blazing through the skies of San Francisco during the 31st annual Fleet Week celebration Oct. 4-7 2012. The FA-22 is one of the fastest jets to ever fly during Fleet Week with top speeds of Mach 1.8 or…

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War fighters convene to review advances in high-threat surface-to-air missiles

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China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran have shown substantial growth in their Integrated Air Defense and Surface-to-Air Missile programs, posing a significant threat to the air superiority long enjoyed by the United States and its allies. The Association of Old Crows and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center come together at Redstone…

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U.S. Air Force hosts European Tanker Symposium

Posted May 15, 2012 by Story and Photos by SrA. Rachel Waller

Capt. Aaron Marx (right) demonstrates the capabilities of a KC-135 Stratotanker to Royal Air Force Flt. Lt. Damian Massingham in a flight simulator at Royal Air Force Mildenhall on May 11, 2012. The flight simulator session was part of the European Tanker Symposium, a...

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Torrance, Calif., to host 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day celebrations, parade

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The City of Torrance, Calif., will honor the men and women of the U.S. military, by hosting its 53rd consecutive Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade May 18 to 20. This is the longest running military parade sponsored by a city in the United States. The parade runs 1:30-3:30 p.m., May 19 and begins at…

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NASA $1.5 million robot competition rolls onto WPI campus June 14-17

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Autonomous robots created by 11 teams of engineers from across the country will compete for a NASA prize purse of $1.5 million on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Mass., June 14 -17. The challenge: design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. The NASA-WPI Sample…

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Plane Crazy on Armed Forces Day May 19

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Plane Crazy Saturday, scheduled for May 19 at the Mojave Air and Space Port, will salute both active duty and veterans of the U.S. armed forces. World War II aircraft have been invited, and there will also be other military displays. Featured speaker will be Maj. David Marten, who was a B-1B pilot in 2000…

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NASA social media followers treated to special day at Dryden

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida More than 50 of NASA’s social media followers who gathered in the auditorium at NASA Dryden tweeted and posted to their hearts’ content during opening briefings at the NASA Social May 4. In a special behind the scenes day at Dryden Flight…

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Vets home to host fundraiser for fighter plane

Posted May 10, 2012 by

In honor of its namesake and the aerospace community that it serves, the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., recently acquired a F-100 Super Sabre for permanent display. The Board of Director of the East Kern Airport District voted in December of last year to donate the surplus supersonic jet fighter to…

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Civ-Mil Spring Mixer set for May 16

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

It is not too late to reserve a spot at the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support group Spring Mixer May 16. The event brings together civic leaders and Air Force senior officers. Any monies raised are used to fund Civ-Mil’s charities benefiting Edwards’ military personnel and their families. The 2011-2012 project provided carpeting for the Airman’s…

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May 2012 Events

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May 11 – Lecture: The Quest for Other Worlds Like Earth, Pasadena, Calif. www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2012&month=5   Lecture: Compositional Diversity of the Moon’s Primary Crust from Integrated Diviner and M3 Analysis, Houston, Texas www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#1901   Lecture: Megamasers, Magnetic Fields, and Dense Gas in Starburst Galaxies, Los Altos Hills, Calif. www.pastro.org/dnn/Home.aspx   May 13-19 – Gravitational-Wave Advanced Detector…

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