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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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Veterans

Obama signs act to give VA new money, authorities

Posted  August 8, 2014

President Barack Obama today signed into law the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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Apache testing at Eglin

Posted  August 8, 2014

  The Army’s AH-64E Apache began test and evaluation of its Block 3 capability to include recent upgrades of an air-to-air-ground video relay, embedded diagnostics, external fuel tank system and the newly integrated Link 16 communications system at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 4. Many 96th Test Wing units are supporting the testing to…

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Lockheed Martin, NASA, U.S. Navy test Orion spacecraft ocean recovery

Posted  August 8, 2014

In a simulated ocean recovery of an Orion spacecraft test article, Lockheed Martin, NASA and the U.S. Navy practiced recovery techniques for retrieving the crew module after it splashes down at sea following its first test flight later this year.

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Eielson AFB selected as preferred alternative for first overseas-based F-35As

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force officials announced Aug. 7 that Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the preferred alternative to host the first F-35A Lightning II squadrons in the Pacific area of responsibility. Eielson was selected due to its ability to support the mission, economic factors and environmental considerations. “Basing the F-35s at Eielson will allow…

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Business

Boeing names Ryan Insitu president, CEO

Posted  August 8, 2014

Boeing and subsidiary Insitu Inc. Aug. 6 named Ryan Hartman Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately.

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Remains of airmen missing since WWII accounted for

Posted  August 8, 2014

The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II, U.S. military officials said. The remains of 1st Lts. William Bernier and Bryant Poulsen were identified through DNA and other evidence collected from the crash site in…

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NASA selects proposals for advanced energy storage systems

Posted  August 8, 2014

NASA has selected four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions.

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Headlines August 6, 2014

Posted  August 6, 2014

News: Victim of Afghanistan insider attack identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene – The first American general officer to be killed by hostile fire in combat since Sept. 11 has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. Billionaire Elon Musk chooses south Texas for SpaceX Launchpad – Billionaire Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. plans to build…

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News Briefs August 6, 2014

Posted  August 6, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,198 As of Aug. 5, 2014, at least 2,198 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,819 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing to modernize NATO AWACS fleet

Posted  August 6, 2014

Boeing has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane.

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