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

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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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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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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Space

Practicing Orion spacecraft recovery after splashdown

Posted  September 23, 2016

NASA photograph by Radislav Sinyak A group of U.S. Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion underway recovery techniques in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. The uncrewed Orion spacecraft will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the San Diego coast…

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Business

U.S. grants Airbus, Boeing a chance to sell airplanes to Iran

Posted  September 23, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–The U.S. government granted aviation giants Airbus and Boeing permission Sept. 21 to sell aircraft to Iran following last year’s nuclear accord. European airplane manufacturer Airbus announced the license from the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control early Sept. 21. Chicago-based Boeing followed with its own announcement later in the day….

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Veterans

Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted  September 23, 2016

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Headlines – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

News One of two U-2 pilots dead in California crash – One pilot is dead and a second injured after a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane crashed Sept. 20 in California, the Air Force announced. The plane was from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in California.   Bogdan: F-35 coolant line…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

Blaze at California Air Force base grows to 16 square miles Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. KSBY-TV reports Sept. 20 that the blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base expanded to the south as it grew to more…

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