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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

KC-46A approved for production

Posted  August 15, 2016

The KC-46A Pegasus program received Milestone C approval from Frank Kendall, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, signaling the aircraft is ready to enter into production. Work is now underway to award the first two low rate initial production lots within the next 30 days. “I commend the team for diligently…

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T-45 crashes in Texas, pilot ejects safely

Posted  August 15, 2016

A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk crashed southwest of Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, at approximately 9:20 p.m., CDT, Aug. 14, 2016. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated for injuries at a local hospital. The training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 21, crashed during a routine training mission over Brooks County. County first…

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Defense

Vanguard Award nomination window open through January

Posted  August 15, 2016

The Air Force Personnel Center is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Vanguard Award through Jan. 25. The Non Commissioned Officers Association annually sponsors the award to recognize one enlisted member from each branch of service for a heroic act, on or off duty, which results in saving someone’s life or preventing a serious injury. …

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GA-ASI completes latest airborne missile defense test

Posted  August 15, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Aug. 15 that through a contract with the Missile Defense Agency, it executed a missile tracking test as part of the Pacific Dragon exercise held June 26-28 off the coast of the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. GA ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft…

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F-15’s deploy to Estonia in support of TSP

Posted  August 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Trower AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia–Sixteen United States Air Force F-15C Eagles — a total of 12 from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., and four from the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron currently deployed to Campia Turzi, Romania, in support of Theater Security Package — along with approximately 300…

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