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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.


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Defense

Hill engine shop reaches a milestone in engine restoration for the F-35 Lightning II

Posted  May 16, 2018

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd From left: Marcus Moore, Korey Blundy, Warren Flick, Dustin Troutman and Rick Emlet stand in front of a Pratt and Whitney F135 turbofan engine used in all variants of the F-35 Lightning II April 25, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A little known shop within the…

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Defense

Air Force science, technology 2030 campaign: Your ideas will shape Air Force of tomorrow

Posted  May 16, 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory continues its support of the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 initiative and joined with Indiana University to host a listening forum at the university’s Bloomington, Ind., campus May 10-11. Indiana University is one of six universities to host these types of listening forums as part of the S&T campaign,…

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Navy photograph by PO3 Jeanette Mullinax
Business

U.S. Navy orders more Lockheed Martin enhanced laser guided training rounds

Posted  May 16, 2018

Navy photograph by PO3 Jeanette Mullinax The U.S. Navy ordered more Lockheed Martin Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds to support the service’s Paveway™ II Laser Guided Bomb weapons training. Lockheed Martin has received a $23.1 million contract award from the U.S. Navy for follow-on production of Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds) to support the service’s…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel
Defense

B-52 train alongside RAAF in Northern Territory, Australia

Posted  May 16, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, supporting the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative, April 6, 2018. Sequenced flights…

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WTO: EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus

Posted  May 16, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel ruled May 15 that the European Union continues to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus, the latest in a string of tussles between the European manufacturer and U.S. rival Boeing. The decision by the WTO’s appellate body comes as the Trump administration has exerted intense pressure on…

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