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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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Defense

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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Business

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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Boeing photograph by Paul Weatherman
Defense

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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Business

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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DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee
Defense

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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