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Kunsan AB hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

Air Force photograph by SrA. Divine Cox A South Korean air force F-15 Strike Eagle lands Nov. 17, 2014, during Max Thunder 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training alongside South Korean air forces in the semi-annual, bilateral training event, which is…

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Lockheed Martin opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center in Moorestown, N.J., to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together industry, government and academia to design the next generation of capabilities the surface fleet needs to combat evolving threats around…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…


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Twenty-three and counting

Posted  November 5, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 23nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Nov. 4. Aircraft 87-0034 was ferried by a crew led by Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm, Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force…

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Posted  November 5, 2014

In 1914, World War I started in Europe. As the continent and much of the world marks the 100th anniversary, one commemoration has really struck a cord. The art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in England is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies placed in the moat…

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Towed twin-fuselage glider launch system first test flight successful

Posted  November 5, 2014

NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes

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Global Hawks mark five years of NASA science flights

Posted  November 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Tom Miller NASA Global Hawk 872 is shown during an instrument checkout flight in late 2013 for the ATTREX mission conducted early this year. NASA’s pair of remotely operated Global Hawk Earth science aircraft marked a milestone Oct. 23, the fifth anniversary of the first NASA flight by a Global Hawk aircraft….

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Possible title: Civ-Mill celebrates new officers and 25 years of service

Posted  November 5, 2014

Photograph by Diane Betzler Members of the 17th Squadron Royal Navy Air Force attended the 25th Civilian Military Support Group Installation Dinner Oct. 23. The men are stationed at Edwards AFB and are the first British pilots to fly the F-35. “The F-35 is the future,” said Lt. Cmdr. Paret Thomson. He predicted the aircraft…

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Reunions – November 2014

Posted  November 5, 2014

Attack Sqdn VA-163 “Saints” Nov. 5-8 Pensacola, Fla. For more information, contact Gordon Hunter at (770) 475-0713 or email gordonhunter60@gmail.com.   47th BWA Nov. 5-9 Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Dates: For more information, contact Bill Day at (850) 862-5997 or email wday7692@cox.net.   MCB 5 Vietnam Vets Nov. 5-11 Branson, Iowa For more information, contact…

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NTSB holds final media brief

Posted  November 5, 2014

Mojave, Calif. The National Transportation Safety Board held their final press conferences on the investigation of the SpaceShipTwo crash, Nov. 3 at the Mojave Air and Space Port. NTSB acting chairman Christopher Hart announced that almost all of the important parts of the space vehicle needed to complete the investigation had been located. Among other…

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AV Wall: The Mobile Vietnam Veterans Wall for the Antelope Valley

Posted  November 5, 2014

The AV Wall will be on display through Nov. 11 at the Palmdale Amphitheater. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 7, and Taps will be played nightly at 10 p.m., although there is free, 24-hour public access to The Wall. Nov. 8 there will be a candlelight memorial walk honoring the AV…

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First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Posted  November 5, 2014

Navy photograph An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises. The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft…

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Events – November 2014

Posted  November 5, 2014

Nov. 7 – Lecture: Asteroid Redirect Mission – Rearranging the Solar System, Pasadena, Calif.   Nov. 8 – Educator Workshop: Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification, Pasadena, Calif.   Nov. 8 – Lecture: Why Are Asteroids So Interesting? Tucson, Ariz.   Nov. 9 – Second International Workshop on Scientific Opportunities in Cislunar Space, Houston, Texas  …

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