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Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

nasa-industry Space & Technology

NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.


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Defense

JSOW C-1 achieves full operational capability

Posted  October 11, 2017

The Department of the Navy recently declared the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 ready for full operational capability. All U.S. squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, the Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets.

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Business

GA-ASI transitions to all Gray Eagle ER production line for U.S. Army

Posted  October 11, 2017

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range following the completion of the last contracted MQ-1C aircraft. GA-ASI’s investment in airframe composite tooling enabled the company to start manufacturing the MQ-1C ER ahead of schedule, with…

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Space

SpaceX launches Iridium NEXT satellites, recovers booster

Posted  October 11, 2017

Photograph by Peter W. Merlin SpaceX launched the third set of Iridium NEXT communications satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 9. Iridium Communications is in the process of replacing its current fleet of global voice and data relay satellites in batches. SpaceX launched the first two sets of 10 in January…

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Business

Boeing, Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refueling

Posted  October 11, 2017

Boeing photograph A KC-46A Pegasus tanker is refueled by a second KC-46 for the first time as seen from the tanker’s air refueling operator station. During the flight the two aircraft successfully refueled each other and transferred a total of 38.100 pounds of fuel. A Boeing-U.S. Air Force test team recently refueled a KC-46A tanker…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton
Defense

USAFE hosts F-35 Multilateral Symposium

Posted  October 11, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to RAF Lakenheath, England on…

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