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Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Air Force female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.

LM-F35 Business

Lockheed Martin completes 300th electro-optical targeting system for F-35

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. 

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Poseidon agreement strengthens U.S., U.K. maritime aviation cooperation

Posted  January 27, 2017

Navy photograph The British Royal Air Force is purchasing nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to be based in RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Pictured here, a P-8A Poseidon aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle, heading to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 20, 2014. The aircraft joined other Poseidon aircraft as part of the War…

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Pioneer of tactical airlift visits MacDill AFB

Posted  January 27, 2017

It’s World War II and Nazi Germany occupies France, an Allied nation. Somewhere in the moonlit French countryside, a modified B-24 Liberator flies overhead. Painted matte black, and stripped of unnecessary equipment, this B-24 is flying a secret mission.

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Northrop Grumman tops street fourth quarter forecasts

Posted  January 27, 2017

Northrop Grumman on Jan. 26 reported fourth-quarter net income of $525 million. The Falls Church, Va.,-based company said it had net income of $2.96 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.66 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for…

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What’s in your pillowcase? Red Cross talks emergency preparedness with fourth-graders

Posted  January 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit American Red Cross volunteers Cecilia Olivas (center) and Simone Delaflor Evangelista talk to fourth graders at Irving L. Branch Elementary Jan. 19, 2017, about the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project. The project encourages third-fifth-graders to learn about emergency preparedness. The Edwards Office of Emergency Management, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, invited…

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Soldiers teach western medical practices to Djiboutian caretakers

Posted  January 27, 2017

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams Sgt. Sarah DeArcy, a civil affairs team medic with C Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, coaches SOS Village d’Enfants in Tadjoura caretakers on how to perform the abdominal thrust technique during a first aid discussion group on Jan. 3, 2017. The discussion group covered various medical topics and…

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