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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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Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS

Posted  May 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Paul Holcomb F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepare for takeoff May 22, 2017. The F-35s are among the first to fly sorties at the base with a new version of ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System), the information technology infrastructure which performs behind-the-scenes monitoring, maintenance and…

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Congressional staffers get first class seating

Posted  May 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Philip Jackson, 416th Flight Test Squadron, explains the inner workings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to congressional staffer Megan Zavertnik May 10, 2017. Zavertnik works for U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, who represents California’s 25th Congressional District. Also visiting were staff members from Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office, Tiffanii…

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Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

Posted  May 31, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif.–One Mississippi National Guard soldier has been killed and three others have been injured during a training exercise in California. The Guard said in a news release May 30 that investigators are trying to determine what caused the death and injuries May 29 night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The…

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Headlines – May 26, 2017

Posted  May 26, 2017

News U.S. Navy conducts first South China Sea navigation under President Trump – The Pentagon conducted a Navy patrol in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said May 24, the first such operation under President Donald Trump designed to send a signal to China about U.S. intentions to keep critical sea lanes open in the…

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News Briefs – May 26, 2017

Posted  May 26, 2017

U.S., Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is in charge of U.S. air…

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