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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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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Edwards sergeant honored at annual AFSA convention

Posted  September 2, 2016

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 photograph Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd (left), 412th Mission Support Group, poses for a photo with Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, at the Air Force Sergeants Association Senior Leadership Meet and Greet Session during the AFSA Professional Airmen’s Conference and International Convention Aug. 24, 2016, in…

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William Dunn: America’s first WWII ace

Posted  September 2, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson Lt. Col. Nathan Mead, 334th Fighter Squadron commander, presents a plaque to Felicia Hutto, granddaughter of William Dunn, British Royal Air Force Squadron 71 member and first American ace of World War II, during the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the RAF members, July 8,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

F-35A continues air superiority against legacy aircraft

Posted  September 2, 2016

Years ago, Lt. Col. Brad Bashore flew against the F-22 Raptor as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. Now, as an F-35A Lightning II pilot at this year’s exercise Northern Lightning, it was his turn to deliver fire from the clouds.

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Northrop Grumman to demonstrate remote mine hunting capability

Posted  September 2, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph The Northrop Grumman AQS-24B towed mine hunting sensor on the Atlas Elektronik ARCIMS Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The AQS-24B features the world’s only high speed synthetic aperture sonar for mine detection, localization and classification, and an optical laser line scan sensor for mine identification. Northrop Grumman will be participating in the Royal…

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted  September 2, 2016

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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