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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

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Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Aug. 28 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.


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Headlines September 4, 2014

Posted  September 4, 2014

News: U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says – U.S. military forces conducted an operation Sept. 1 against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   Business: Pratt and Whitney halted F-35 engine delivery over titanium – United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt and Whitney unit said it suspended delivery of engines…

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News Briefs September 4, 2014

Posted  September 4, 2014

U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Sept. 1 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available. A senior Somali intelligence official said…

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Army Prepares for Dangers Lurking in “Deep Future” Megacities

Posted  September 4, 2014

Within about two decades, roughly 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, particularly megacities of more than 10 million, according to a recent National Intelligence Council projection.

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Lockheed-built GPS IIR/IIR-M satellites reach 200 years of combined operational life

Posted  September 4, 2014

The U.S. Air Forceís fleet of Global Positioning SystemBlock IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, have reached 200 collective years of operational life. These 20 satellites – about two thirds of the current GPS constellation ñ help deliver precise positioning, navigation and timing services to more than one billion global military, civilian and…

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Boeing C-17 support effort for strategic airlift capability exceeds 1,000 missions

Posted  September 4, 2014

Boeing has supported more than 1,000 missions for the Strategic Airlift Capability program’s fleet of three C-17 airlifters, achieving a mission capable rate of nearly 94 percent during the five years it has provided maintenance, engineering and spares through a comprehensive performance-based logistics program.

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EXERCISE IN KOREA STRENGTHENING PACIFIC PARTNERSHIPS

Posted  September 4, 2014

Army photograph Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, commander of the U.S. Army’s I Corps, visits with Republic of Korea commanders, Aug. 26, 2014. Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which culminated last week in South Korea, is helping strengthen U.S. partnerships in the Pacific, said the commander of U.S. Army I Corps. In a media roundtable yesterday, from…

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Marine helicopter crashes in the Gulf of Aden

Posted  September 4, 2014

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at 2:00 p.m., Sept. 1, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).

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Rolls-Royce tests composite fan systems at Stennis Space Center

Posted  September 4, 2014

The Rolls-Royce composite carbon/titanium fan system for the Advance and UltraFanô engine designs has completed its most recent phase of testing at the company’s outdoor jet engine test facility at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The fan system undertook crosswind testing on a Trent 1000 ALPS (Advanced Low Pressure System technology) engine,…

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Headlines September 2, 2014

Posted  September 2, 2014

News: Debris yields clues that pilot never ejected – When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C “Eagle” fighter jet on the afternoon of Aug. 27, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching – the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft.  …

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News Briefs September 2, 2014

Posted  September 2, 2014

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Aug. 29. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a much lower…

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