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Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.

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Space telescope reaches major milestone in path to launch

Northrop Grumman's delivery of the fully integrated Optical Telescope Element for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks another major milestone toward the October 2018 launch of the largest telescope ever built for space.

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Air China introduces its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing May 25.

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Joint Strike Fighters land in Netherlands

A white Gulfstream jet carrying Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert joins up with two Dutch F-35As and a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 refueler May 23 on the final leg of a transatlantic trip that began at Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force photograph by Capt. Chase P. McFarland Veterans

American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.


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USS Stennis drill

Posted  May 20, 2016

Navy photograph by PO3 David Cox Aerographer’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., locates a fire boundary during a general quarters drill aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, John C. Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a…

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Aerospace Valley

Posted  May 20, 2016

Courtesy photograph A few days ago Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Aero Bending Company in Palmdale. He received a tour of their facility, met employees and viewed the components they manufacture for the F-35 program in support of both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. “This is another one of our great aerospace companies in the…

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Events for May 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

May 21 — Conference: The Higgs Boson & Beyond, Santa Barbara, Calif.   May 21-22 — Glenn Research Center Open House, Cleveland, Ohio   May 22-24 — Astronomical Data Analysis 2016 Summer School, Chania, Greece   May 22-25 — Workshop: Cross-correlation Spectacular with LSST — Exploring Synergies Between LSST and External Datasets to Discover Fundamental…

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Around the Air Force: May 20

Posted  May 20, 2016

This look around the Air Force features a B-52 Stratofortress accident at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Gen. Lori Robinson assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; and Edwards AFB, Calif., tested the RQ-4 Global Hawk in icy conditions, without ice.

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

Posted  May 19, 2016

A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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