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Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 30, 2016, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.

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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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Training Exercise Integrates Real World Lessons at Pacific Endeavor 2016

The Pacific Endeavor 2016 exercise is in full swing after it began Aug. 22, and military communicators from 22 Indo-Asia Pacific nations, nongovernment organizations, and academic advisors have come together to focus on improving humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the region. 

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Leader of Band is Veteran of the Year: Pilot, trauma specialist, songwriter recognized

Antelope Valley's Veteran of the Year, selected by the California State Assembly, is a two-tour Iraq War veteran, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and military parachutist. She is also a singer-songwriter who leads the Hous Band.

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The latest Stryker vehicle is built for extremes

When Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were imperiled by the destructive power of improvised explosive devices, a variant of the armored Stryker combat vehicle sporting a specially-designed blast-diffusing hull saved countless lives.


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USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted  August 24, 2016

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by Marleah Miller About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, said Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. Shown here, soldiers in a tactical critical care evacuation team prepare for a patient transfer mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun East, Afghanistan. About 92 percent of soldiers…

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Navy small business expo to explore advancing fleet innovation

Posted  August 24, 2016

The Navy’s premier small business event, focusing on how such companies can inject agility and innovation into fleet capabilities, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center Aug. 24-25. The Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event is cosponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association and will feature Space…

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New NASA record holder for cumulative days in space

Posted  August 24, 2016

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land on Sept. 6, for a record total of 534 days in space. The Expedition 47/48 mission is Williams’ fourth…

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Air Force Chief of Staff discusses joint fight with Incirlik Airmen

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Devin M. Rumbaugh U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to 39th Air Base Wing Airmen Aug. 17, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Goldfein spoke to the Airmen on their importance to the mission at Incirlik. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein…

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