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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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Northrop Grumman demonstrates new maritime domain awareness capabilities

Posted  August 26, 2016

Northrop Grumman demonstrated  new cross domain approaches for autonomous undersea, surface and air vehicles to advance the Anti-Submarine Warfare mission during this year’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise at Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

Posted  August 26, 2016

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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Tech Report: CV-22 Osprey

Posted  August 26, 2016

The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula The Phantom Eye aircraft was towed in pieces to the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar Aug. 17, 2016. On June 1, 2012, Boeing’s Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly…

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Veteran astronaut Terry Virts retires from NASA

Posted  August 26, 2016

NASA photograph Terry Virts unwraps a Christmas gift on board the International Space Station, December 2014. With more than 3,600 orbits of the Earth under his belt, astronaut Terry Virts will leave NASA on Aug. 23. Over the course of his 16-year-career at NASA, he piloted a space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station….

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