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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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News Briefs – June 8, 2017

Posted  June 8, 2017

Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords to be commissioned in Texas The 421-foot USS Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned this weekend in Texas. Navy officials say ceremonies will be held June 10 in Galveston, Texas, to commission the ship named for the former Arizona congresswoman, who in 2011 was shot but survived an assassination attempt in Tucson….

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Two D-Day Veterans in one D-Day Anniversary

Posted  June 8, 2017

Seated in my office at High Desert Medical Group on June 6, 73-years after D-Day, Henry Ochsner hardly looked to be 94. He could pass for a kid of 80 years.

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AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to depart Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 30, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, with four turbo fans and mounted under 35-degree wings, the KC-135 is capable of take-offs at gross weights of up to…

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Road construction delayed

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. has been delayed due to unexpected problems with the existing roadbed. Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is delayed due to unforeseen conditions on the base course layers below the old pavement.  The purpose of this project is to replace failed pavement…

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Marines and Love Eternal – the Joey Lopez-Pratti 5K

Posted  June 8, 2017

Joseph was born Joseph Lopez, but people who loved him knew him as Joey.

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