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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Holloman, German Air Force fly last mission as next-door neighbors

Posted  August 31, 2017

As a German air force Tornado and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi down Holloman’s runway for takeoff Aug. 17, 2017, it is the beginning of the end -- a conclusion of  more than two decades of training and friendship.

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Wounded vet raises funds for pet bills

Posted  August 31, 2017

  QUARTZ HILL–Retired Army tanker Jerral Hancock and his wife, Adriana, are hosting a fundraiser 4-9 p.m., Sept. 13 to raise money to help veterans who have veterinary bills for their pets. The fundraiser will be at Vince’s Pizza and Pasta at 2833 West. Ave. L in Quartz Hill. “We are hosting this event for…

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Veteran talks about suicide to help other veterans

Posted  August 31, 2017

VA photograph Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog Sherman. She tried to take her own life eight times in one year while serving as a soldier in the 4th Infantry Division in 2008. The stressors of combat, losing a couple of very close friends in battle and adapting to life back in the U.S….

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Desert tortoises: One of Edwards AFB’s natural residents

Posted  August 31, 2017

Air Force photograph A desert tortoise sits on Mercury Boulevard at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The desert tortoise is one of the many animals found at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert. Listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, desert tortoises are protected from unwarranted harassment or injury….

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Lockheed Martin delivers 100,000th Paveway™ II Plus laser guided bomb

Posted  August 31, 2017

Air Force photograph An F-15E Strike Eagle flies with a Lockheed Martin Paveway II Plus GBU-12 (500-pound) LGB (left) in flight exercises. Lockheed Martin has reached a significant program milestone by delivering its 100,000th Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) in support of enhancing U.S. and allies’ munitions worldwide. “Our high capacity production facility…

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