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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Korean War veteran honored by nephew

Posted  November 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Russell Rhodes speaks to the audience after receiving the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016. The 85-year-old Rhodes requested the medal ceremony be held at the base’s fuels flight, where Rhodes was stationed during his Air…

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Northrop Grumman passes key development milestones on DARPA/U.S. Navy Tern program

Posted  November 30, 2016

A future with highly autonomous unmanned aircraft conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, targeting and strike missions from small-deck U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps ships gained momentum recently when Northrop Grumman successfully passed two key milestones for the Tern program.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 29

Posted  November 30, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the commander of Air Combat Command visits deployed Airmen, the Berlin Airlift Memorial is reopened, and a specialized stretcher for traumatic brain and spinal injury patients is being tested.

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Vet, 94, recalls friend’s lifelong regret over Pearl Harbor

Posted  November 30, 2016

At his kitchen table in Allentown, Penn., Pearl Harbor veteran Richard Schimmel shows me a small, laminated piece of paper. It's yellow and smudged from decades of aging, but the handwriting is legible, and it has a simple title: "Warning."

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Headlines – November 28, 2016

Posted  November 28, 2016

News Fix VA benefits by making troops buy their own health insurance – A health policy expert at the libertarian Cato Institute is offering a radical idea to help reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and prevent future wars at the same time: Make troops and veterans pay for their own medical insurance.    …

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