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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton Defense

Army testing air defense system integration

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Defense

Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.


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Defense

Three San Diego-based destroyers relocating to Washington

Posted  September 30, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Jacob Estes The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway off the coast of Southern California. The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers Sept. 30. USS Gridley(DDG 101), USS Sampson(DDG 102), and USS Kidd(DDG 100) will relocate from San Diego to Naval Station Everett,…

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U.S. Army awards Honeywell $41 million For APN-209 radar altimeter

Posted  September 30, 2015

The U.S. Army awarded Honeywell Aerospace $41 million to continue supplying its combat-proven radar altimeters for use across the Army’s full fleet of helicopter platforms. Honeywell’s lightweight, compact APN-209 radar altimeter is a critical piece of safety and awareness equipment designed to work well in a helicopter’s operating environment, specifically in the hover phase and…

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NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

Posted  September 30, 2015

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.   NASA and its 16 international partners are analyzing the ability to sustain station operations through…

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Boeing receives order from India for 22 Apache, 15 Chinook helicopters

Posted  September 30, 2015

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions.

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US bomber fleet unifies under 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command leadership

Posted  September 30, 2015

Two bomb wings from the Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned Sept. 28 to Global Strike Command’s 8th Air Force, bringing all of the service’s bomber fleet under a single command. The move strengthens the Air Force’s entire long range strike fleet by joining B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base,…

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