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Virgin Galactic reaches space for a second time

In its fifth supersonic rocket powered test flight, Virgin Galactic reached space for the second time today in the skies above Mojave, Calif. At 8:07 a.m., PST, WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft that lifts VSS Unity high enough to fire its motor, took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Southern California.

Business

Northrop Grumman selected to continue F-35 program mission critical work

Northrop Grumman Australia, a fully owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, welcomes the announcement of the assignment of maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade work for the multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to the Australian defense industry.

Defense

Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 14, 2019.

Defense

Army fields new handgun system to military police

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

Defense

Hill AFB Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an exponentially more challenging exercise Red Flag, 19-1 Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.


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Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield

Posted  September 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce An Afghan Air Force UH-60 is towed as two AAF A-29s taxi for take-off Sept. 18, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The UH-60 was the first to arrive in Afghanistan as part of modernization efforts to transition the AAF to a more sustainable and modern helicopter fleet….

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Space Port board considers honor for Rutan

Posted  February 1, 2019

The recent board of directors meeting at the Mojave Air and Space Port featured discussion on ways to honor aviation pioneer Burt Rutan. Employees of Scaled Composites, one of the companies Rutan founded at Mojave, and members of the airport community suggested adding Rutan Field to the air and spaceport’s name, to honor the man who some feel has been instrumental in the facility’s success.

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Defense

DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

Posted  May 27, 2016

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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Local

AFSA 1328 lends some hands

Posted  May 5, 2017

Courtesy photograph Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently sent 20 volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity in Santa Clarita, Calif., build homes for veterans. After being greeted with breakfast by the project managers, the 20 volunteers quickly got to work digging ditches and helping build the stone…

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Aircraft fuselage for X-57 integration with the wing arrives in California

Posted  August 5, 2016

NASA engineers and visionaries watched as the Tecnam P2006T – the future all-electric X-57 Maxwell – was uncrated at a small airport on the central coast of California, and slowly rolled out.

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