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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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Headlines – July 11, 2016

Posted  July 11, 2016

News Going on offense: Obama’s new Afghan war policy begins to take shape – Now that President Obama has abandoned his plan to greatly scale back U.S.-involvement in the Afghan war, military commanders are drawing up plans to help Afghan forces hammer Taliban insurgents.   Carter: U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake…

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New JSOW C-1 State-of-the-art glide weapon ready for U.S. Navy

Posted  July 14, 2016

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have completed all operational tests for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1, making this newest variant of the guided glide weapon ready for US Navy fleet release and declaration of Initial Operational Capability. JSOW C-1 includes a Link-16 datalink and maritime moving target capability to provide fleet forces with robust, flexible…

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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted  July 14, 2016

In this look around the Air Force, eight new bases are nominated as possible battlefield Airmen training bases, a new undershirt helps keep Airmen cool, and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate makes the Olympic team.

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Blue Angels announce new solo pilot

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced their selection of a prior Blue Angels pilot to serve as their new Blue Angel #6 Opposing Solo pilot July 11.

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Lockheed Martin completes Rapid Sniper ATP deliveries to the Netherlands

Posted  July 14, 2016

Lockheed Martin recently completed rapid delivery of 14 Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, outfitting a squadron in support of urgent mission requirements. Five of the 14 Sniper ATPs were delivered within 180 days of contract for fielding on the RNLAF’s F-16s. Initial training, spares and support equipment were also provided….

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