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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Lockheed Martin transforms training, logistics business

Posted  December 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin has announced a refocusing of their Training and Logistics Solutions business at Nov. 28 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Lockheed Martin is leveraging core components of the most advanced and proven solutions across its training and logistics portfolio to drive scalable capabilities to…

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Veterans

From cotton fields to airfields

Posted  December 2, 2016

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, has lived a life few could imagine. 

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Space

Russian resupply ship experiences anomaly; ISS crew is fine

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Dec. 1 on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight. Six crew members living aboard the…

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F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke

Posted  December 2, 2016

In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke.

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Posted  December 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashlie R. Flores graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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