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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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News Briefs – July 5, 2017

Posted  July 5, 2017

U.S. carries out airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Audricia M. Harris says the strike occurred July 2 and the U.S. is assessing…

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Combat metals team innovates repair, saves AF thousands

Posted  July 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman Airman Kiley Foulke, a 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron combat metals team member, inspects the edge of a recently repaired C-130 Hercules landing gear door during an installation operation at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 23, 2017. You don’t always have everything you want on…

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95th FS F-22 Raptors reach milestone: 10,000 sorties down, still counting

Posted  July 5, 2017

The 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., achieved a major milestone June 26 flying it’s 10,000 F-22 Raptor sortie. 

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CH-53K King Stallion flight testing begins transition to Pax River

Posted  July 5, 2017

Lockheed Martin announced July 5 the CH-53K King Stallion program has successfully completed its first extended "cross country" flight from Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida, facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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U.S. Navy kicks of annual Naval Engagement Activity with port visit to Vietnam

Posted  July 5, 2017

Navy photograph by PO2 Amy M. Ressler The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits the South China Sea. Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region’s littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. The U.S….

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