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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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PAC-3 Missile intercepts target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Air Force announced Oct. 29 the name of a service member whose remains have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airman 3rd Class Loyd L. Matthews has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. On Nov. 22, 1952,…

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Airmen, aircraft participate in major South Korean defense expo

Posted  October 30, 2015

Nearly 150 U.S. service members and a handful of aircraft, including an F-22 Raptor demonstration, entertained a record-breaking crowd for the 2015 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at the Seoul Airport Oct. 24-25.

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CH-53K helicopter achieves first flight

Posted  October 28, 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced Oct. 27 the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter protoype, known as Engineering Development Model-1.

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News Briefs – October 28, 2015

Posted  October 28, 2015

Officials: Navy pilot who buzzed Berkeley broke no rules The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules. Officials said Oct. 26 that the Jan. 27 flyover complied with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and Navy safety regulations. The Los Angeles Times…

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Headlines – October 28, 2015

Posted  October 28, 2015

News : Budget deal gives DOD stability, almost all its money – A sweeping new two-year budget deal unveiled by the White House and congressional leaders late Oct. 27 would give Pentagon planners the fiscal stability they have been begging for, but falls about $5 billion short of what they hoped to receive in fiscal…

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