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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.


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Gathering honors F-22 first, raises funds for museum

Posted  November 3, 2017

The energy was electrifying Oct. 21 as hundreds gathered at the H.W. Hunter Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., to attend this year’s Gathering of Eagles and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very first flight of the F-22 Raptor.

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NASA, Boeing testing synthetic vision technologies

Posted  November 3, 2017

NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation safety using NASA’s synthetic vision technologies and Boeing’s 787 simulators.

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HT November 5

Posted  November 3, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kory D. Wheeler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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Headlines – November 1, 2017

Posted  November 1, 2017

News China has practiced bombing runs targeting Guam, US says – China has practiced bombing runs targeting the U.S. territory of Guam, one of a host of activities making U.S. forces here consider Beijing the most worrisome potential threat in the Pacific, even as North Korea pursues a nuclear warhead.     Business Malaysian military…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2017

Posted  November 1, 2017

Iran holds air force drill in heart of its nuclear region Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the Iranian air force is holding its annual military exercise to show off its ability to safeguard the country’s airspace. The drill is taking place near the central city of Isfahan, a region that is home to the…

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