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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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Defense

Reapers, Griffins complete Estonia FTD

Posted  September 9, 2016

U.S. Air Force and allied partners completed a multilateral flying training deployment in Estonia Sept. 2.

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Veterans

Veterans will soon be able to schedule audiology, optometry appointments directly

Posted  September 9, 2016

Veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments at local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without a primary care referral — a move that eliminates multiple steps and gets Veterans into appointments quicker. Before now, veterans seeking appointments with audiologists or optometrists…

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Defense

Dyess B-1s deploy to Europe for Ample Strike

Posted  September 9, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Peter Thompson A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer takes off Oct. 2, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B is currently undergoing its largest upgrade in the aircraft’s history. The Sustainment-Block 16 upgrade has increased the survivability of the B-1 Bomber by eliminating many of the aircrew’s…

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Trump promises huge boost in military spending

Posted  September 9, 2016

Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars Sept. 7, outlining plans for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he’s ready to lead the world’s most powerful military. The New…

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Veterans

How to maintain TRICARE coverage after 65

Posted  September 9, 2016

By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before turning 65 years old, individuals will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center, the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age…

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