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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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News Briefs – July 22, 2016

Posted  July 22, 2016

UK authorities investigate attempted abduction of serviceman UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said July 21 that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the…

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Headlines – July 22, 2016

Posted  July 22, 2016

News Pentagon revises law of war manual after criticism of press treatment – The Pentagon July 22 updated its law of war manual after a previous version came under fire for appearing to allow commanders to treat journalists as belligerents or spies.     Business Fallon: Brexit offers opportunities for defense innovation – The United…

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Hellenic Navy, Lockheed Martin, HAI launch Greece’s P-3B Orion modernization, upgrade program

Posted  July 25, 2016

The Hellenic Navy, Lockheed Martin and Hellenic Aerospace Industry hosted a ceremony July 25 at HAI’s facilities here to recognize the official launch of the Hellenic Navy P-3B maritime patrol aircraft modernization and upgrade program. On July 13, the first of two Hellenic Navy P-3B Orions were successfully transferred from Elefsis Air Base to HAI’s…

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Boeing Forecasts Nearly 1.5 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2035

Posted  July 25, 2016

Boeing released its 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook July 25 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for nearly 1.5 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. In its seventh year, the outlook is a respected industry study which forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world’s growing commercial…

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U-2 returns to Red Flag

Posted  July 25, 2016

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

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