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Defense secretary visits China Lake

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command.

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Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Headlines – January 27, 2016

Posted  January 27, 2016

News Pentagon in open brawl over spending priorities – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is facing an open revolt in his own ranks.   U.S. military changes how it discloses civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria – As the U.S. military prepares to expand its operations against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and…

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News Briefs – January 27, 2016

Posted  January 27, 2016

About 700 immigrant children now staying at N.M. base About 700 immigrant children from Central America are now staying at Holloman Air Force Base. N.M. KOAT-TV reports that the children arrived in Alamogordo Jan. 24. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter directed Holloman Air Force Base to be the first of three temporary shelters to open…

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Air Force sends F-35A to UK for air shows

Posted  January 27, 2016

The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer.

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Boeing to provide C-17 training to NATO

Posted  January 27, 2016

The Strategic Airlift Capability program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to this contract,…

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Recapitalizing JSTARS: the radar

Posted  January 27, 2016

For more than two decades, the Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has provided valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to commanders by detecting, locating and tracking enemy ground forces from afar.

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