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Boeing, FedEx Express announce order for 24 medium, large freighters

Boeing and FedEx Express announced June 19 a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to better serve its customers.

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Army World War II veterans hold emotional final reunion

For years, veterans of the Army's 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then, and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost along the way.

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – June 15, 2018 http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/ggjb/ Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edtion! We have SO MUCH GREAT READING in this week’s issue of Aerotech – starting with our cover story, the arrival…

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‘Bomber Bob’ Inducted to Patriot Guard Riders

Robert Wood, at 93, needs a little help getting around, but there is a good reason his nickname is "Bomber Bob." During World War II, history's greatest conflict, theretired Edwards Air Force Base engineer survived 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany, serving as a command pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed "Miss Behavin'."

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Record-setting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson retires

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective June 15. 


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Headlines – July 24, 2017

Posted  July 24, 2017

News Trump signs off on plan to allow U.S. Navy more freedom to patrol in South China Sea, report says – U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a plan to give the United States Navy more freedom to carry out patrols in the South China Sea – a move analysts say will add to…

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News Briefs – July 24, 2017

Posted  July 24, 2017

12 U.S. paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump in Romania. Brent M. William, a spokesman for the “Atlantic Resolve” military exercises, told Romania’s Agerpres news agency the accident occurred early July 22 at the Campia Turzii…

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Lockheed Martin F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

Posted  July 24, 2017

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration phase.  

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Defense

The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 / XM18

Posted  July 24, 2017

Army photograph by SFC Teddy Wade Sgt. Luis Cruz fires a M9 pistol during the 2017 Army Materiel Command’s Best Warrior Competition July 18, 2017, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 and XM18 will be fielded by the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., in November.   Sig Sauer…

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Space

SpaceX chief says first launch of big new rocket will be risky

Posted  July 24, 2017

SpaceX’s chief said July 19 that the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands “a real good chance” of failure. Founder Elon Musk told a space station research conference that he wants to set realistic expectations for the flight later this year from Cape Canaveral. The Falcon Heavy will have three…

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