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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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Tech Report: Adaptive optics

Posted  October 3, 2016

Space will soon be a contested environment, and the U.S. Air Force is taking steps to ensure it has the best possible observation and information about what is out there.

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F-35 fires first operational air-to-air missile

Posted  October 3, 2016

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 became the first operational F-35 Lightning II squadron to fire an air-to-air missile Sept. 15, during a 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

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VA announces $3.4 million in funding to help homeless

Posted  October 3, 2016

On Oct. 3, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless veterans with special needs. The GPD Program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services to…

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‘Ghost Rider’ in the sky: B-52 departs Tinker in historic flight

Posted  October 3, 2016

A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” takes to the skies for a functional test flight Aug. 30, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The B-52H is shown in natural metal since it has been overhauled and must be checked for full functionality before being painted. Ghost Rider is the first B-52H to…

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 30

Posted  October 3, 2016

On this look around the Air Force pararescuemen save a pilot off the coast of Okinawa and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein shares his priorities.

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