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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.


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Obama meets Air Force pilot who ejected before jet crash

Posted  June 2, 2016

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.–The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover met with President Barack Obama shortly safely ejecting safely into a Colorado field. News of the crash broke while Obama’s motorcade was returning to Peterson Air Force Base for his flight back to Washington. The pilot ejected about 15…

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Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes in Tennessee

Posted  June 2, 2016

The U.S. Navy reports a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet, part of the Navy’s Blue Angels aerial display team, has crashed in Smyrna, Tenn., where the team is scheduled to perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna air show this weekend. According to a county fire dispatcher, one person has been reported dead….

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Around the Air Force: June 3

Posted  June 3, 2016

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force releases its 2030 Air Superiority Plan; an update on the KC-46A Pegasus; and CMSAF James A. Cody talks about the new enlisted performance reports.

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Iraq pilot tells ‘Pride’ crowd how to fly through life’s storms

Posted  June 3, 2016

Army Chief Warrant Officer Jen Housholder is a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with two tours in Iraq from a unit that flew air assaults and casualty evacuations, and by her own description she is a "Type A get it done" kind of personality.

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Annual candlelight ceremony honors veterans

Posted  June 3, 2016

Photograph by Tom Reynolds Pastor Henry Hearns leads a small but dedicated crowd in prayer during the Marine Corps League 20th Annual Memorial Eve Candlelight Ceremony at Lancaster Cemetery.  A small but dedicated crowd gathered in the Veterans Court of Honor at the Lancaster Cemetery during the 20th Annual Memorial Eve Candlelight Ceremony to pay respect to…

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