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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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Defense

Aggressor’s paint scheme gets makeover

Posted  August 12, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum The 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., debut the new paint scheme for the F-16 Aggressors during the 57th Adversary Tactics Group change of command ceremony Aug. 5. Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat…

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UK team bids for Challenger 2 upgrade

Posted  August 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin UK is to bid for the Ministry of Defence’s contract to upgrade the British Army’s Challenger 2 tanks. In collaboration with Elbit Systems UK, Lockheed Martin UK will submit a proposal to undertake the Life Extension Project that will see the main battle tanks in service until 2035. Lockheed Martin UK is the…

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CSAF letter to Airmen

Posted  August 12, 2016

Fellow Airmen, I am now completing my first month as the 21st Chief of Staff. What an honor to serve with you! Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan and Air Force…

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Three-year effort will repair all 147 aging CH-53E helicopters

Posted  August 12, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent years drove the platform’s readiness level to unsustainable depths.

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News Briefs – August 12, 2016

Posted  August 12, 2016

Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert Ukraine’s president ordered the army to be on combat alert Aug. 11 on the country’s de-facto border with Crimea and on the front line in eastern Ukraine following Moscow’s accusations that Ukraine sent in “saboteurs” to carry out attacks in Crimea. Russia annexed the Black Sea…

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