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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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Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. William Hopper
Defense

A-10s deploy to Slovakia for cross-border training

Posted  July 20, 2016

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. William Hopper An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne Air Station, Ind., taxies after landing at Slia? Air Base, Slovakia, July 8, 2016. The A-10s are in Slovakia to conduct training alongside the NATO ally as well as participate in cross-border training with other…

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Veterans

VA announces new partnerships, collaboration

Posted  July 20, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs July 18 announced partnerships and collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, IBM and Bombas. The three, distinct, relationships are a part of the MyVA Strategic Partnership Initiative, which aims to work together with external organizations to improve the delivery and access of care for veterans. The announcement of the three new…

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Image courtesy of NASA/ESXA/STScI/J. de Wit
Space

NASA’s Hubble Telescope makes first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets

Posted  July 20, 2016

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.

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Navy photograph by PO2 Ryan Seelbach
Defense

USS George HW Bush begins fast cruise

Posted  July 20, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Ryan Seelbach Sailors conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). FOD walkdowns are performed to remove objects on the deck that could damage a jet engine’s intake, compressor blades or related components. GHWB is participating in a…

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Business

Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on 17th LCS

Posted  July 20, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph A welder authenticates the keel of LCS 17, the future USS Indianapolis, by welding the initials of ship sponsor Jill Donnelly. The Keel Laying is the formal recognition of the start of the ship’s module construction process. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 17th Littoral…

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