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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton Defense

Army testing air defense system integration

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Defense

Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Veterans

Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.

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Headlines – April 15, 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

News Carrier group returns to South China Sea amid tensions – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected soon to visit the Stennis on its patrol, which comes as the Obama administration grapples with how to respond to China’s territorial grab in the strategically vital South China Sea.     Business Northrop’s mystery bomber bid may…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times April 11 and 12…

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NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes
Space & Technology

Educators learn about effects on humans from long-term space exposure

Posted  April 15, 2016

Regional teachers participated in an educator workshop to learn about the one-year study of identical twins astronaut Scott Kelly who was on the International Space Station and former astronaut Mark Kelly who remained on Earth, referring to this study as: A Stepping Stone Toward Our Journey to Mars.

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New research ship ready for duty

Posted  April 15, 2016

Amid booming fireworks, steely skies, blustery winds and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, officials announced April 14. During a pierside ceremony featuring remarks from former astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, current…

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Community participates in annual Cyber Quest, STEM showcase at Millen school

Posted  April 15, 2016

Polished and showing their best, 22 schools participated in the Cyber Quest and STEM Showcase at the David G. Millen Intermediate School, where students from the Palmdale School District got to share their knowledge with parents and the community.

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