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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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Boeing, Air Tanzania confirm order for 787 Dreamliner

Posted  December 14, 2016

Boeing photograph Boeing and the United Republic of Tanzania have confirmed an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner, valued at $224.6 million at list prices. The aircraft will be operated by Air Tanzania, the flag carrier of Tanzania. Seen here is an artist’s rendering of the airplane in the carrier’s livery. Boeing and the United Republic…

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Mobility Airmen ensure tradition of Operation Christmas Drop continues

Posted  December 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann Leaders move a box of donated goods into the back of a C-130 Hercules during the 65th Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2016. Left to right: Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, commander, Joint Region Marianas, Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox, 367th…

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U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $368 million contract to support weapons systems on submarines

Posted  December 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth up to $368 million to provide systems engineering and support services to the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs office. SSP oversees the Strategic Weapons System and Attack Weapons System on board current U.S. Ohio and UK Vanguard class submarines, as well as on future Ohio…

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New Fisher House debuts at VA Long Beach

Posted  December 14, 2016

Photograph courtesy of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., seated with Lana Toenjes, VA Long Beach Fisher House manager, and Drew Hatcher of the Masco Corporation Foundation, listens to remarks by Fisher…

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Boeing begins digital flight deck upgrades to NATO fleet

Posted  December 14, 2016

Boeing Dec. 13 delivered to NATO the first of fourteen E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with cockpit upgrades that improve mission-readiness, decrease customer costs and reaffirm Boeing’s overall commitment to the fleet.

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