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Lockheed Martin delivers first HIMARS vehicle produced 100 percent in Camden, Ark.

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher in which both the chassis and launcher components were manufactured at its facility in Camden, Ark.

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On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

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Navy’s new launch system eliminates concerns with latest testing

The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System team completed testing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, early this summer, validating a software fix that will ensure safe launches.

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NASA Television coverage set for next ISS crew launch

Three new crew members for the International Space Station are scheduled to launch on July 28.

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Lockheed Martin F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration phase.  


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Contract Briefs

Posted  August 19, 2016

Air Force   Boeing, Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a $2,814,816,489 contract action modification (P00099) to previously awarded contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for the acquisition of low-rate initial production (LRIP) aircraft Lots 1 and 2.  As authorized by the KC-46 Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum dated Aug. 12, 2016, this contract modification obligates funding for pre-priced options…

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Aerospace Night at JetHawks honors Sage Cheshire team

Posted  August 19, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Roberta Thompson, Kasiri Landon, Art Thompson, Kaboom, Emily Thompson and Jake Nelson have a little fun in front of the Red Bull Stratos Capsule during Aerospace Appreciation Night at JetHawk Stadium. Art Thompson of Sage Cheshire worked on designing, building and testing a similar capsule that brought Austrian skydiver Felix…

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Louisiana National Guard continues flood response missions

Posted  August 19, 2016

Louisiana National Guard photograph by SFC Paul C. Meeker Louisiana National Guardsmen convoy to a boat launch to conduct search-and-rescue missions near Maurepas, La., Aug. 17, 2016. The Louisiana National Guard has been conducting flood response and recovery missions, as directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, since Aug. 12. The Louisiana National Guard continues to…

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AFSA enjoys visiting fellow Veterans

Posted  August 19, 2016

Members of the Air Force Sergeants Association aren’t quite sure what to say about visiting veteran’s homes -- is it an honor, aprivilege or just a fun time of fellowship and hearing incredible, intimate stories of life “back in the day?”

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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

Posted  August 18, 2016

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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