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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.


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Latest Aegis combat system is successful against medium range ballistic missiles

Posted  August 31, 2017

Missile Defense Agency photograph by Latonja Martin A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2) on Aug. 29 (HST). The target was successfully intercepted by SM-6 missiles fired from the Aegis Combat System onboard the USS John Paul…

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Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

Posted  August 31, 2017

Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008.

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New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

Posted  August 31, 2017

A Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight, after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones. The SM-6 missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and – now – even more advanced ballistic missile defense at sea. “Earlier this year, our customer requested an…

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Holloman, German Air Force fly last mission as next-door neighbors

Posted  August 31, 2017

As a German air force Tornado and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi down Holloman’s runway for takeoff Aug. 17, 2017, it is the beginning of the end -- a conclusion of  more than two decades of training and friendship.

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Wounded vet raises funds for pet bills

Posted  August 31, 2017

  QUARTZ HILL–Retired Army tanker Jerral Hancock and his wife, Adriana, are hosting a fundraiser 4-9 p.m., Sept. 13 to raise money to help veterans who have veterinary bills for their pets. The fundraiser will be at Vince’s Pizza and Pasta at 2833 West. Ave. L in Quartz Hill. “We are hosting this event for…

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