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Hard work earns commission for Edwards staff sergeant

An Airman with the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recently selected to commission as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. 

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Vets honored by Korean government, recall wartime experiences

About 88 veterans of the Korean War arrived in the nation's capital this week for a visit to the Korean War Memorial Sept. 24.

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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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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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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

Posted  September 16, 2016

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” - Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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USAF on display at Africa Aerospace, Defence Expo

Posted  September 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane South African students tour a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., at the African Aerospace and Defense Expo at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 14, 2016. The U.S. military is exhibiting a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker,…

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