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NROL-45 launched from Vandenberg

A pillar of orange fire rose into star-spangled, velvet-black skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in the predawn hours of Feb. 10, heralding the deployment of a new National Reconnaissance Office satellite.

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Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Training concluded Feb. 3 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer procedures and connectivity to host nation air operations centers.

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano Defense

KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

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From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.


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Events

Civ-Mil welcomes foreign military, new arrivals to A.V.

Posted  February 3, 2016

LANCASTER, Calif.–The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group welcomed foreign military members and Airmen recently stationed at Edwards to the Antelope Valley Jan. 29. The University of Antelope Valley Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster, Calif., was filled with informational booths regarding health care, education, recreation and much more. The third annual “Welcome to the AV”…

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Headlines – February 1, 2016

Posted  February 1, 2016

News U.S. may build 500 jets before finding out if F-35 works – Tests of how Lockheed Martin’s F-35 will perform in combat won’t begin until at least August 2018, a year later than planned, and more than 500 of the fighter jets may be built before the assessment is complete, according to the Pentagon’s…

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News Briefs – February 1, 2016

Posted  February 1, 2016

Pentagon tells Senate it won’t demote retired Petraeus The Pentagon says it will not demote retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information while CIA director, an incident stemming from an affair with his biographer. “The Army completed its review of his case and recommended no additional…

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Boeing completes successful 737 MAX first flight

Posted  February 1, 2016

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time Jan. 29. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

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Business

Ball Aerospace acquires Wavefront Technologies

Posted  February 1, 2016

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 29 that it has acquired specialized engineering cyber firm Wavefront Technologies to further strengthen and diversify its business portfolio. The transaction price was not disclosed. Wavefront Technologies, located in Annapolis Junction, Md., provides systems and network engineering, software development software and analytical services for cyber and mission-focused programs to…

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