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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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Vet Briefs May 31

Posted  May 31, 2017

Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally laid to rest EMMONS, Minn.–A Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has received a hometown burial. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Glaydon Iverson were laid to rest May 27 alongside his parents at Oak Lawn…

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Navy SEAL dies during airborne demonstration

Posted  May 31, 2017

Special Operator 1st Class Remington J. Peters, of Colorado, died of injuries sustained during an airborne demonstration at Liberty State Park for New York Fleet Week May 28. Peters was a Navy SEAL who had been a member of the parachute team, the Leap Frogs, for more than a year. He is a veteran of…

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New master sergeants celebrate

Posted  May 31, 2017

Edwards Air Force Base personnel gathered at Stripes Lounge to congratulate and celebrate the base’s newest master sergeants May 24, 2017. “The good news is we promoted above the Air Force average,” Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. “I can say we have one of the largest master sergeant promotions for…

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U.S. Air Force CRH reaches milestone, paving way for assembly, test, evaluation

Posted  May 31, 2017

Lockheed Martin announced May 30 it successfully reached a key milestone – the Air Vehicle Critical Design Review – for the U.S. Air Force's Combat Rescue Helicopter program. This event prepares the program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter.

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Nine Edwards majors selected for lieutenant colonel

Posted  May 31, 2017

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., announced last week that nine majors assigned here have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. Congratulations to the selectees who have achieved the next rank. Lieutenant colonel selectees Maj. Daniel Alix, 461st Flight Test Squadron Maj. Clifton Bell, 419th Flight Test Squadron Maj. David…

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