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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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Headlines – August 12, 2016

Posted  August 12, 2016

News Pentagon acknowledges U.S. ground forces supporting ISIS fight in Libya – The Pentagon acknowledged Aug 8 that a “small number” of U.S. forces are going in and out of Libya in support of an expanded air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.     Business Lockheed-Elbit team joins British tank-upgrade competition…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 12

Posted  August 15, 2016

On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force discuss the budget and operations during the State of the Air Force; the B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Straotofortress make history in Guam; and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa…

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Navy photograph by PO3 Holly L. Herline
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Lockheed Martin to bring Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to latest U.S., Korea, Japan destroyers

Posted  August 15, 2016

Navy photograph by PO3 Holly L. Herline Aegis ships USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Shoup (DDG 86), Japan’s Chokai (DDG 176), the Republic of Korea’s Sejung The Great (DDG 991) and Gang Gam Chan (DDH 979) steam in formation during exercise Pacific Dragon 2016 in June. Pacific Dragon is a trilateral Ballistic Missile…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Detroit

Posted  August 15, 2016

The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 12, 2016.

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Raytheon shows U.S. Army the future of missile defense

Posted  August 15, 2016

Raytheon has given the U.S. Army a look into the future of missile defense technology, as the company provided its comprehensive vision for the next generation of air and missile defense radar. The information was supplied to the Army as part of its process to define the requirements for a future Lower Tier Air and…

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