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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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AF declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted  August 3, 2016

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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News Briefs – August 3, 2016

Posted  August 3, 2016

China holds live-fire navy drills in East China Sea China’s navy has fired dozens of missiles and torpedoes during exercises in the East China Sea that come amid heightened maritime tensions in the region, underscoring Beijing’s determination to back up its sovereignty claims with force if needed. The live-fire drills that began Aug. 1 follow…

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Headlines – August 3, 2016

Posted  August 3, 2016

News Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes during training in Nevada – An F/A-18C pilot is safe and being treated at an area hospital after ejecting from his Hornet during a training flight near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., Aug. 2.   North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into sea near Japan – A medium-range ballistic…

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Posted  August 5, 2016

U.S. Air Force Amn. Pablo I. Meza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Air Force’s next SBIRS satellite ships to Cape Canaveral for launch

Posted  August 5, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite undergoes final preparations at Lockheed Martin. To prepare for its launch, the satellite went through rigorous testing procedures, including thermal vacuum testing at the extreme hot and cold temperatures it will encounter in space. The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin delivered the next Space Based…

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