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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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Veterans

Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years

Posted  October 5, 2016

This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.  

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News Briefs – October 3, 2016

Posted  October 3, 2016

Turkey renews OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq Turkey’s state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group. The resolution, first passed in 2014, was renewed Oct. 1, the first and only item on the…

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Local

Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome

Posted  October 3, 2016

Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Business

Raytheon to start planning Gallium Nitride for AN/TPY-2 radars

Posted  October 3, 2016

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a contract modification to develop a transition to production process to incorporate Gallium Nitride, or GaN, components into existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. This initial effort will support the transition from Gallium Arsenide to GaN technology, which would further modernize the ballistic missile defense radar and drive…

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Defense

AMC consolidates with MAC

Posted  October 3, 2016

The secretary of the Air Force announced recently that Headquarters Air Mobility Command will consolidate with Headquarters Military Airlift Command, effective Oct. 1, 2016.  With this, AMC will add 51 years to its history, tracing its lineage back to May 29, 1941 and the Air Corps Ferry Command. “This consolidation makes AMC the oldest major…

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