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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

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Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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News Briefs – November 10, 2016

Posted  November 10, 2016

NATO official: Alliance seeks dialogue, deterrence on Crimea A top NATO official says the alliance wants to engage Russia in dialogue despite concern about Moscow’s military buildup in Crimea. NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said Nov. 7 the alliance was “very concerned” that Russia has “clearly been refurbishing military capabilities” since it annexed the…

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Veterans

What Veterans Day means to me

Posted  November 10, 2016

I’d like to thank each Veteran for having served in some capacity in the military for the Greatest Nation in the history of the World. 

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Defense

305 make next cut for enlisted RPA pilot selection

Posted  November 10, 2016

Air Force officials have chosen 305 active-duty enlisted Airmen for the next phase of the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board process as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. “We have an incredibly talented pool of enlisted Airmen, and we’re confident that this rigorous selection process will…

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Veterans

Air Force General receives France’s highest honor

Posted  November 10, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Retired Gen. Seth McKee, World War II veteran, speaks after receiving France’s highest honor Oct. 5, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. McKee was also celebrating his 100th Birthday. The oldest living American four-star general was awarded the National Order of The Legion of Honor in the rank…

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Business

Lockheed Martin’s first modernized TACMS missile successfully engages target

Posted  November 10, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The modernized TACMS missile includes updated guidance electronics and added capability to defeat area targets. Lockheed Martin’s first modernized Tactical Missile System missile completed a successful first flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The missile was launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher at a target area…

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