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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.


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General Dynamics awarded contract for Navy’s fifth expeditionary mobile base

Posted  June 3, 2016

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a $106 million contract by the U.S. Navy to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the Expeditionary Mobile Base 5 (ESB-5), formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program. In 2011, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract…

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Forum offers resources for female vets

Posted  June 3, 2016

State Senator Sharon Runner and Congressman Steve Knight joined forces to host a Women Veteran’s Forum May 21 at the Lancaster Public Library. Assemblyman Tom Lackey joined representatives from Runner and Knight’s field offices in introducing local and Los Angeles-based veterans service providers to those in attendance.

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Defense

Soldiers, airmen synchronize capabilities

Posted  June 3, 2016

Soldiers and Airmen came together to build confidence and proficiency during Hustler Trough III by engaging targets with integrated and synchronized mortars, artillery, infantry and joint fire.

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Air Force announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted  June 3, 2016

The Air Force announced June 3 the name of a service member who has been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost Nov. 22, 1952. A1C Delroy Cody has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The C-124 aircraft crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air…

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Mojave honors fallen

Posted  June 3, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Gold Star Mom Hilaria Hannon, receives a bouquet of flowers from family friend Tony Barragan during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Mojave Cemetery. Hannon’s son, Marine Pfc. Fernando Hannon, 19, was killed in an explosion in Al Anbar Province in Iraq in 2004 while serving as a rifleman with the 1st…

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