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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.


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Headlines – January 20, 2017

Posted  January 20, 2017

News Pence: NATO mission ‘will go forward’ – Vice President-elect Mike Pence said the mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will continue as the incoming administration takes office.   Senate panel approves Mattis for defense post – The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary.  …

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Veterans

Tuskegee Airmen share life lessons

Posted  February 19, 2016

Three members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visited with Airmen at the Pentagon during a meet and greet hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Feb. 16.

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Defense

Goldfein talks taking care of Airmen at Treasure our Troops

Posted  October 30, 2017

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the importance of taking care of Airmen and their families during the 2017 ThanksUSA Treasure our Troops Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2017.

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Defense

90 female missileers, B-52 aircrews make history

Posted  March 23, 2016

Ninety female missileers made Air Force history March 22 as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously.

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The unseen war still waging inside minds of many veterans

Posted  June 17, 2016

Most people probably think wars end when the shooting stops. But that’s not the case for those who do the fighting. For them, the war lives on long after they return home and try to resume normal lives. One of us, Max Cleland, knows from experience. He lost both legs and his right arm to…

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