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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.


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Defense

U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

Posted  June 27, 2016

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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Health & Safety

Navy Medicine releases video with helpful tips for mosquito season

Posted  June 27, 2016

Navy Medicine released a mosquito awareness video for Sailors, Marines and their families, June 24. Although the Zika virus has not been spread by mosquitoes in the United States, it could occur. The new video demonstrates how to take extra protective measures during mosquito season, including measures to safeguard your home such as avoiding the…

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Business

Passed the test: Q-53 radar demonstrates counter-UAS capability

Posted  June 27, 2016

The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

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Business

Boeing launches second century of aerospace leadership at Farnborough

Posted  June 27, 2016

Boeing will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the Farnborough International Air Show, displaying advanced commercial and defense platforms, and presenting a unique exhibit to commemorate its first century and look ahead to the future. The first jetliner of Boeing’s second century—the 737 MAX—will make its air show debut with flying displays from July 11-14. Boeing…

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Defense

U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Posted  June 27, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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