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SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan launch vehicle

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with United Launch Alliance as part of the company’s effort to certify its new Vulcan launch vehicle for National Security Space missions.

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Carter: Nuke force changes are ‘bearing fruit’

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.

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Hard work earns commission for Edwards staff sergeant

An Airman with the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recently selected to commission as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. 

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for GPS III satellites 9, 10

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin $395 million in contract options for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite.

Air Force photograph by C. Todd Lopez Veterans

Vets honored by Korean government, recall wartime experiences

About 88 veterans of the Korean War arrived in the nation's capital this week for a visit to the Korean War Memorial Sept. 24.

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U-2s flight routine before crash, killing pilot

Posted  September 21, 2016

A U-2 spy plane’s flight path was routine before something went wrong and the high-flying aircraft slammed into a mountain range in Northern California, the military said. The two pilots ejected, leaving one dead and another injured. The U.S. Air Force is investigating what caused the plane, assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, to go…

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Carter hosts worldwide ‘Troop Talk’

Posted  September 21, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a worldwide troop talk to highlight and explain how key Defense Department initiatives such as the Force of the Future and building bridges between DoD and the tech community will benefit service members, Sept. 21, 2016.

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Navy names ship in honor of Robert F. Kennedy

Posted  September 21, 2016

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Sept. 20 that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class…

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Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod completes first F-15C flight test

Posted  September 21, 2016

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod® completed its first flight test on an F-15C aircraft, successfully demonstrating its ability to provide long-range detection and tracking of airborne threats for the U.S. Air Force.             The flight test began at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base in Florida. Using its common interface, Legion Pod was rapidly integrated onto the…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

Posted  September 21, 2016

Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said the name brought the past and present Air Force full circle.

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