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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Space Systems Loral, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Victor J. Caputo Defense

Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs make low passes over mountaintops, providing cover fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find downed pilots behind enemy lines.

Air Force photograph by A1C Kevin Tannenbaum Defense

First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Defense

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/videos/10154956439134989/ The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016. During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from…


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Defense

Future USS Detroit completes acceptance trial

Posted  July 22, 2016

Navy photograph by POC Sam Shavers Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with media after the christening ceremony of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15, 2016, after completing a series…

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Boeing announces presence for EAA AirVenture Air Show at Oshkosh

Posted  July 22, 2016

Boeing, a Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 EAA AirVenture Air Show at Oshkosh, announced today the activities it has planned for the annual air show, July 25-31, 2016. “Everyone at Boeing is looking forward to celebrating the company’s centennial with aviation enthusiasts at this year’s AirVenture,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing,…

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Local

The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted  July 22, 2016

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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Business

Lockheed Martin achieves first PC-21 Flight under Australia’s Pilot Training System Program

Posted  July 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Pilatus PC-21 aircraft taking its first initial production test flight at their factory in Stans, Switzerland. STANS, Switzerland–Lockheed Martin and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd have successfully completed the initial production test flight of the first PC-21 aircraft destined for the Australian Defence Force under the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System program. Under…

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Navy photograph by PO1 Gary A. Prill
Defense

U.S. Navy tests latest Aegis weapon system interoperability with Spanish navy

Posted  July 22, 2016

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21, 2016.

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