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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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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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Lockheed Martin delivers additional MC-130J to U.S. Air Force

Posted  August 15, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph A U.S. Air Force crew accepted delivery of an MC-130J Commando II at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 11, 2016. This MC-130J Commando II multimission combat transport/special operations tanker is assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla. As it replaces legacy MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft,…

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USS Bush traps first aircraft in 13 months

Posted  August 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by PO3 Christopher Gaines An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the “Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB recently started a training and qualification cycle in preparation for a 2017 deployment. Aircraft carrier USS George…

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B-52 releases JASSM from internal bay

Posted  August 15, 2016

The personnel of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at Edwards.

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News Briefs – August 15, 2016

Posted  August 15, 2016

Housing companies fined for illegally evicting military Two housing companies have been fined for illegally evicting military service members and their families from rental homes in Southern California. In a settlement with the Department of Justice, Lincoln Military Property Management and San Diego Family Housing agreed to pay $260,000 in penalties and fines covering four…

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