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House puts its imprint on Obama’s defense budget

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Domestic military base closings are out. The Global Hawk drone is back in. A Republican-led House panel is putting its mark on President Barack Obama’s proposed defense budget, reversing several of the Pentagon’s wishes. Members of six Armed Services subcommittees, working April 26 and 27, clearly followed the adage of their chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck”…

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Pages from the Past – June 7, 2012

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lisa Kinison

(The following is an excerpt taken from Lisa Kinison’s “Pages from the Past” feature that airs as part of Aerotech NewsRadio on 1380 AM, Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. You can listen to the full broadcast or any of our other past broadcasts here.)      Today, we start this segment off with a nice…

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MAFFS-equipped C-130 crashes in South Dakota

Posted July 2, 2012 by

At approximately 6 p.m., MDT, July 1, a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped C-130 aircraft supporting firefighting missions crashed in the southwest corner of South Dakota. The aircraft was supporting the efforts against the White Draw Fire. The cause of the crash is not known and the incident is under investigation. There are no…

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Obama Nominates Clark as Next Air Guard Director

Posted December 12, 2012 by Col. Nahaku McFadden

Lt. Gen. Stanley E. “Sid” Clarke III, commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next director of the Air National Guard. If confirmed by the Senate, Clarke will replace Lt. Gen. Harry “Bud” Wyatt III, who is retiring in…

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Ex-NASA worker: Firing was over intelligent design

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Gillian Flaccus

A former computer specialist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory spent much of his free time advocating for the idea that a higher intelligence must have had a hand in creation. Now, a judge will decide if his commitment to that belief cost him his job. Closing arguments in the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by David…

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News Briefs – August 14, 2012

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U.S. Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf   The U.S. Navy says one of its guided-missile destroyers collided with an oil tanker early Aug. 12 but that no one was injured in the accident. The collision involving the USS Porter and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m….

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New California council to promote defense industry

Posted April 1, 2013 by Julie Watson

Gov. Jerry Brown launched a major push March 28 to bolster California’s military installations and defense industries amid federal cutbacks by establishing a council of retired generals and admirals to promote the state. The 18-member Governor’s Military Council will be led by former congresswoman and Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher. It will include former military…

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F-16 crashes at Utah Test and Training Range

Posted May 4, 2012 by

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range at approximately 8:35 a.m. May 4. At the time of the accident, there was one person on board. The pilot successfully ejected and is being evaluated by…

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Marine F-35 variant reached 100th sortie milestone

Posted September 7, 2012 by

Air Force photograph by Maj. Karen Roganov Marine Corps Maj. Tye Bachmann, of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 501, completed the 100th sortie of the F-35B variant of the Lightning II Aug. 31 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The flight was a lineup of six aircraft returning to the skies on the first day…

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News Briefs March 22, 2012

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F-22 fighter jets retrofitted after Alaska crash The Air Force is replacing handles that engage the F-22 Raptor fighter jet’s emergency oxygen system after numerous reports of pilots reporting feeling light-headedness. The move comes after the 2010 death of pilot Capt. Jeffrey Haney when his stealth fighter crashed 100 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. Haney’s…

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