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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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POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago

Posted  October 27, 2017

On Oct. 25, 1967, now retired Lt. Col. Richard Smith and his wingmen had orders to bomb the Paul Doumer Bridge in North Vietnam; the bridge was a mile long and one of the most heavily defended positions in Southeast Asia.

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Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted  October 27, 2017

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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Vice president views InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars

Posted  October 27, 2017

NASA photograph by Adam Mattivi Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks with Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, right, in a clean room facility near Denver, Colo., where Lockheed Martin Space Systems is assembling and testing InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars. InSight, for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat…

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Headlines – October 25, 2017

Posted  October 25, 2017

News North Korea has tested new solid-fuel missile engine – North Korean ballistic missile scientists carried out a static test of a new type of solid-fuel engine early last week, a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s ballistic missile programs told The Diplomat. According to the source, the test took place at North…

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News Briefs – October 25, 2017

Posted  October 25, 2017

Qatar opens new military office in D.C., showing U.S. close ties The government of Qatar is opening a new military office in Washington, D.C., as it works to show close security ties to the United States. Qatar’s defense ministry inaugurated the military attaché office Oc.t 23 in the Georgetown neighborhood, a few blocks from Qatar’s…

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