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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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

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.


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Defense

Bomb building: Creech leadership shadows Ammo Airmen

Posted  May 20, 2016

Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, joined CMSgt. Michael Ditore, 432nd Wg/432nd AEW command chief, for Ditore’s shadow an Airman initiative with the airmen of the 432nd Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight April 27, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

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Restoring America’s Naval Dominance

Posted  May 20, 2016

The U.S. Navy faces a new threat on the high seas: As potential adversaries spend lavishly to boost their maritime capabilities, we’re outgunned for the first time in modern history. The Pentagon has wisely sought to rectify this imbalance with $2 billion to upgrade and increase to 4,000 the stockpile of Tomahawk anti-ship cruise missiles….

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Dutch F-35 OT contingent prepping to head overseas

Posted  May 20, 2016

Several media members and Royal Netherlands Air Force representatives stopped by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 10 to cover a big story.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  May 20, 2016

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.

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News Briefs – May 20, 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

Pentagon: Chinese jets fly close to U.S. spy plane The Pentagon says two Chinese fighter jets flew within about 50 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane May 17 in international airspace over the South China Sea. The Pentagon characterized the incident as an unsafe intercept and said it is being reviewed. A U.S. military…

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