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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Chief of Naval Operations tours China Lake

Adm. John Richardson, who was appointed the chief of naval operations in late 2015, made his first visit to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., Dec. 4-5, getting an up-close look at ongoing and developing technologies coming out of the command.

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Latest SBIRS ground system gets green light from U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin's newly upgraded Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system received sign-off from the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the constellation's ability to deliver infrared data that is critical to early missile warning and defense.

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Peace, reconciliation emphasized at annual Blackened Canteen ceremony

On a warm June evening in 1945, in the skies over Shizuoka, Japan, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29s from 314th Bomb Wing collided during a planned bombing raid, killing all 23 American crewmen on board.

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On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public's memory.


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Veterans

Peace, reconciliation emphasized at annual Blackened Canteen ceremony

Posted  December 7, 2016

On a warm June evening in 1945, in the skies over Shizuoka, Japan, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29s from 314th Bomb Wing collided during a planned bombing raid, killing all 23 American crewmen on board.

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Sikorsky opens testing facility for Combat Rescue Helicopter

Posted  December 7, 2016

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, the new aircraft being built for the U.S. Air Force.  The SIL encompasses 2,500 square feet located within the company’s main manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut. The SIL complex includes four laboratories for testing…

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Veterans

On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

Posted  December 7, 2016

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public's memory.

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Headlines – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

News Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, the president-elect announced Dec. 1, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the…

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News Briefs – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

Carter: U.S., partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. Carter said Dec. 3 the U.S. and its coalition partners must, in his words, “endure…

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