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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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Defense

‘Ghost Brigade’ soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted  May 27, 2016

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world.

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Business

Lockheed Martin to continue LRASM integration, test program

Posted  May 27, 2016

Lockheed Martin ) has received a $321.8 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Navy for the continuation of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) integration and test phase.   The integration and test contract funds continuation of LRASM flight testing and integration onto the U.S. Air Force B-1B and the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. LRASM…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua D. King
Defense

Kendall: F-35 program shows continuing progress in all aspects

Posted  May 27, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua D. King An F-35A Lightning II takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014. The F-35 Lightning II program is on track and demonstrating “continuing progress in all aspects,” Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said May 24. Kendall spoke during a…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force adjust KC-46 tanker schedule

Posted  May 27, 2016

The U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone C—from June 2016 to August 2016 to allow additional time to implement the solution to a refueling boom loads issue identified during flight testing earlier this year. The Air Force also released an updated projection from Boeing for…

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Defense

U.S. A-10s, tankers fly Syria missions 24/7 from Incirlik

Posted  May 27, 2016

DOD photograph by Cheryl Pellerin In a hangar off the flightline at Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, greets representatives from a Marine Corps EA-6 Prowler Squadron, a KC-135 tanker crew, and several aircraft maintainers, May 23, 2016. Votel was accompanied by 447th Air Expeditionary…

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