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Defense

Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

Posted July 24, 2015 by A1C Rachel Loftis

As the sun blazes through the cloudless sky, a suffocating heat touches down on the Nellis AFB flightline. A B-52 Stratosphere from the 69th Bomb Squadron sits, awaiting pre-flight checks for its upcoming Red Flag mission.

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Final West Coast frigate, USS Gary, decommissioned

Posted July 24, 2015 by PO1 Trevor Welsh

Past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51), the last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate on the West coast after 31 years of service.

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Space

Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity.

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

Posted July 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

They stand in the sweltering summer sun on a lake bed as dry as chapped lips in wintertime. Silence stretches throughout the empty valley and the occasional breeze offers little relief from the unforgiving sun’s rays. Beads of sweat trickle down their foreheads as they communicate by radio with the inbound pilots.

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NASA’s New Horizons team finds haze, flowing ice on Pluto

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders.

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Local

Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

Posted July 22, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds.

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

Posted July 22, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

The jets won't arrive for another few months, but Hill Air Force Base, Utah, activated its first F-35 Lightning II fighter squadron during a ceremony July 17.

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Business

Lockheed Martin completes sixth open mission systems flight

Posted July 22, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin successfully integrated and flight tested seven Open Mission Systems payloads in a span of less than three months into a U-2 Dragon Lady, marking the corporation’s sixth demonstration flight in support of the U.S. Air Force’s OMS vision.

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Veterans

POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted July 22, 2015 by SSgt. Whitney Stanfield

Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed the paintings.

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Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 begins in Ukraine

Posted July 22, 2015 by

The "Warriors" of Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 began their multi-national exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center with an opening ceremony here, July 20.

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