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Final Tyndall QF-4 takes off

Posted June 1, 2015 by SrA. Alex Echols

The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flew its final QF-4 Phantom mission May 27 marking the end of almost 20 years at Tyndall.

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French air force adds third Reaper to fleet

Posted June 1, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 29 that it has delivered a third PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 ReaperÆ RPA to the French Ministry of Defense. Delivered less than two months after contract award, the aircraft joins two other French Reapers in service, which together have accumulated over 4,000 flight hours since operations began in January 2014….

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Marines partner with U.K. allies in F-35 operational test

Posted June 1, 2015 by Maj. Paul Greenberg

As the first operational test of the F-35B Lightning II took place aboard the USS Wasp last week, service members from the United Kingdom are working alongside their U.S. Navy and Marine Corps counterparts to assess the integration of the F-35B into amphibious military operations.

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 1, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Air Force photograph by SrA. Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15, 2015. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics,…

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NASA tests aircraft wing coatings that slough bug guts

Posted June 1, 2015 by

NASA photograph by Paul Bagby NASA materials scientist Mia Siochi and systems engineer Mike Alexander, from the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and Boeing technician Felix Boyett count insect residue on the right wing of Boeingís ecoDemonstrator 757 aircraft following a flight test in Shreveport, La. Bug guts create drag, and drag increases…

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Veterans visit D.C. monuments, memorials through Honor Flight Network

Posted June 1, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Whether standing at the Air Force memorial or silently observing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a program gives military veterans the chance to see monuments and landmarks in the Washington metropolitan area.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Posted May 29, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Posted May 27, 2015 by

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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