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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.

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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.


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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted  September 8, 2017

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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Two A-10s crash on Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted  September 7, 2017

Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept. 6, 2017, at approximately 8 p.m. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis. The aircraft were on…

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Headlines – September 6, 2017

Posted  September 6, 2017

News Trump pledges new weapon sales for Japan, South Korea – In the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear weapons test, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged Sept. 5 to increase weapon sales to Japan and South Korea.     Business Poland MoD signs rifle deal, announces defense spending hike – Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz…

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News Briefs – September 6, 2017

Posted  September 6, 2017

Boeing boosted by ruling throwing out European Union claim of state aid Boeing notched a key victory in a years-long legal case against its European rival, Airbus, after an international body rejected the European Union’s claims that Washington state was giving Boeing illegal tax incentives. Chicago-based Boeing trumpeted a “resounding defeat” for the EU in…

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Three ISS crewmates safely return to Earth

Posted  September 6, 2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S. space records during her mission aboard the International Space Station, along with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, safely landed on Earth at 9:21 p.m., EDT, Sept. 2, southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

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