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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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146th Airlift Wing joins California Guard wildfire fight

Posted  August 19, 2016

California Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Nick Carzis A California Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft drops fire retardant over Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to fight California wildfires, July 19, 2013. The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing has activated two C-130J Hercules aircraft, joining state and…

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NASA prepares to launch first U.S. asteroid sample return mission

Posted  August 19, 2016

NASA image OSIRIS-REx will travel to near-Earth asteroid Benn on a sample return mission. NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact…

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Boeing delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner to ANA

Posted  August 19, 2016

Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the delivery of the airline's 50th 787 Dreamliner during a ceremony Aug. 17 at Boeing's Everett Delivery Center.

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade hosts monthly meeting

Posted  August 19, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Debbie Lovrich, executive director of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, hosts guest speakers Executive Vice President of the Tesla Foundation Group, Keith Coleman (left), and Congressman Steve Knight during the August meeting. Knight updated the board on legislation, while Coleman introduced the Tesla Foundation to the board. Congressman Steve…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  August 19, 2016

Air Force   Boeing, Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a $2,814,816,489 contract action modification (P00099) to previously awarded contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for the acquisition of low-rate initial production (LRIP) aircraft Lots 1 and 2.  As authorized by the KC-46 Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum dated Aug. 12, 2016, this contract modification obligates funding for pre-priced options…

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