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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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Air coalition discusses capability, recent strikes

Posted  July 14, 2016

https://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1607/DOD_103464157/DOD_103464157-1024×576-1769k.mp4 Air Force pilots discuss precision air coalition capability and recent strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists to diminish enemy resources. The 20-nation air component, part of a 66 country Operation Inherent Resolve coalition, demonstrated its precision, capability and commitment to denying the enemy safe haven while degrading ISIL’s ability to…

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Raytheon missile fired more than 30 times from the Joint Strike Fighter Modern AMRAAM

Posted  July 14, 2016

More than 30 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles have been fired from all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter since testing began in 2013. AMRAAM® is the only air-to-air missile that is currently cleared to fly on the F-35.   “AMRAAM is the most capable air-to-air weapon ever produced,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon Air…

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Pegasus refuels Globemaster

Posted  July 14, 2016

The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon on July 8 and a C-17 Globemaster III on July 12, 2016.

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Aviall enters expanded parts agreement for J85 engine

Posted  July 14, 2016

Aviall was recently awarded an indefinite-quantity contract modification from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply additional spare parts for the GE Aviation J85 engine. Aviall is a wholly owned subsidiary Boeing. With the addition of this modification, Aviall now provides more than 200 spare parts for GE’s J85 engine in support of its long-term contract…

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Carter discusses three major U.S. decisions regarding Afghanistan

Posted  July 14, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed three major decisions that the United States has made regarding Afghanistan during a news conference July 12, 2016, in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

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