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MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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Lockheed Martin, Japan celebrate roll out of Japan’s first F-35A

Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin Sept. 23 to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan's enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.

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Carter describes security challenges, budget issues at Senate panel hearing

With just eight days remaining before the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to pass the fiscal year 2017 defense budget request.

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61st FS F-35 ground emergency at Mt. Home AFB

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing jat Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., experienced a ground emergency at about 12:20 p.m., EDT, Sept. 23 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

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Airman laid to rest after being shot down in 1965

Fifty one years; 18,615 days; 446,760 hours-that is how long his family went without answers, without closure. No longer is he missing in action; now, he is home.

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Antelope Valley’s best cheerleader retires

Posted  September 16, 2016

Courtesy photograph Selfie with a star — Brig Gen. Carl Schaefer said he always wanted to take a photo with a “rock star,” then pulled out his cell phone at Vicki Medina’s farewell party. Medina has served on the Antelope Valley Board of Trade for over 12 years and will be greatly missed. Vicki S….

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted  September 16, 2016

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates F-35 to community leaders

Posted  September 16, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph Serious flying — Congressman Steve Knight receives an F-35 demonstration flight at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif., with guidance from Jeff Nymoen. Knight joined Jack O’Banion, vice president, Strategy & Customer Requirements for Advanced Development Program, and Eric Van Camp, director, F-35 Business Development, to update community leaders on…

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Veterans report for duty in their communities for ‘The Mission Continues’

Posted  September 16, 2016

Thousands of veterans across the U.S. are connecting with their communities and enriching their own lives in the process, according Spencer Kympton. Kympton, president of The Mission Continues, said that since his nonprofit organization started in 2007, around 1,700 veteran fellows have done volunteer work in communities across 49 states. Kympton is a veteran himself….

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Boeing to formally challenge Danish fighter procurement decision

Posted  September 16, 2016

Boeing has taekn the first step toward bringing a formal legal challenge of the Danish Ministry of Defence’s evaluation regarding the country’s next fighter jet. Boeing submitted to the Ministry of Defence a Request for Insight, which requires the Ministry to provide all materials related to the fighter procurement evaluation and decision announced in June….

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