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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis Docherty Defense

Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.


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Defense

Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

Posted  July 28, 2017

The Army has more obese Soldiers than ever before, and to address the problem, senior Army leaders discussed a holistic approach that includes vegan options at dining facilities and box breakfasts at fitness centers.

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Boeing to modernize, add muscle to next-gen Chinook

Posted  July 28, 2017

Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s lifting…

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U.K. personnel take walk to celebrate RAF’s 100 years

Posted  July 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson British servicemen, women and family members walked from Club Muroc down Doolittle Parkway towards Fitz-Gerald Boulevard and back again July 21, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The esprit de corps and charity event was conducted as part of preparation for the Royal Air Force’s 100-year anniversary next…

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Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts, raises full-year outlook

Posted  July 28, 2017

Boeing reported higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter despite lower revenue, and it raised its forecast for full-year profit July 26, sending both the aircraft maker’s stock and the Dow higher. The company is benefiting as profitable airlines continue to order new planes. With a backlog of orders approaching a half trillion dollars, Boeing said…

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Rocket Lab worker honored with lifetime achievement award

Posted  July 28, 2017

Photograph courtesy of Rick Buckreis David Hill receiving his Call to Service Award, from California State Senator Jean Fuller in May. The award is a lifetime achievement award that is part of the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program. Earlier this year, David Hill, a technician at the Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at…

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