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First operational F-35As arrive at Hill AFB

The Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power Sept. 2 as Hill Air Force Base, Utah, received the service’s first two operational F-35As. Hill’s active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will be the first combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft….

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Mach 1: the story has been told thousands of times of Chuck Yeager and that special day over Muroc, when the first sonic booms rattled windows. But sitting in church this morning, I looked over to a lady and her son who have a different take on that historical achievement.

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U-2 celebrating 60 years

Lockheed Martin is celebrating 60 years of the U-2 program with festivities planned throughout the company. “It’s not a 60-year old aircraft, it is a 60-year old program that is still going strong,” said Melani Austin, U-2 Program Director at Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif., during a recent press tour. “We have people that have started…

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches U.S. Navy’s MUOS-4

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 6:18 a.m., EDT, Sept. 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The MUOS-4 spacecraft will bring advanced, new, global communications capabilities to mobile military forces, as well as ensure…

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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.


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News Briefs March 24, 2014

Posted  March 24, 2014

Syria says Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane A Syrian military spokesman says Turkey’s armed forces have shot down a Syrian warplane near the countries’ border, and called the act a “blatant aggression.” The unnamed spokesman was quoted by Syrian state TV as saying the plane was downed March 23 in Syrian airspace as it was…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy complete initial flight testing of Triton UAS

Posted  March 24, 2014

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first major milestone of the Triton unmanned aircraft system flight test program, clearing the aircraft to fly at various altitudes, speeds and weights.

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Airmen arrive for partnership event in Angola

Posted  March 24, 2014

More than 20 U.S. Air Force airmen arrived in Luanda, Angola, last week to participate in African Partnership Flight, cohosted by Angola and the U.S. This year airmen from the Angolan air force; Zambian air force; and U.S. Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron,…

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Millennium Space Systems opens new 70,000 square-foot headquarters

Posted  March 24, 2014

Millennium Space Systems executives, employees, business partners, and government officials March 24 celebrated the opening of the company’s “Factory of the New Millennium,” in El Segundo, Calif. The 70,000 square-foot facility will accommodate all of Millennium’s satellite engineering, manufacturing and mission operations activities in addition to 12,000 square-feet of dedicated SCIF space. Strategically located adjacent…

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From ‘1984’ to 2025: Army, industry focus on next-generation network

Posted  March 24, 2014

Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh computer with a splashy Super Bowl commercial and the bold promise that information technology could change the world - if it was easy to use and accessible by all.

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General Dynamics mission system continues to power Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship

Posted  March 24, 2014

The U.S Navy christened its newest Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6), at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22. As systems integrator on the Austal USA-led team, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is continuing to apply its proven open architecture and open business model approach to the LCS program….

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U.S. senator wants decision on Afghan troop levels

Posted  March 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ A U.S. senator leading a bipartisan delegation to Afghanistan called on President Barack Obama March 22 to announce a decision on his plans for future troop levels in the country on the assumption a much-delayed security pact eventually will eventually be signed with Kabul. During a visit to Afghanistan, Sen. Kelly…

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SpaceX Launch to International Space Station Reset for March 30

Posted  March 24, 2014

SpaceX has confirmed it will target its next cargo mission launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, for 10:50 p.m., EDT, March 30. NASA Television launch coverage begins at 9:45 p.m. for the company’s third contracted resupply mission to the orbital laboratory. A post-launch news conference will follow…

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VTOL X-plane program takes off

Posted  March 24, 2014

DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to enable radical improvements in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight through innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing and rotary-wing worlds.

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Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 19 encapsulation

Posted  March 24, 2014

The U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance team have successfully moved one step closer to the launching of the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program block 5D weather satellite. On March 14, engineers completed spacecraft encapsulation within the launch fairing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The DMSP-19 encapsulation within the…

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