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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

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NASA Wallops successful launch rocks with student experiments

A NASA suborbital sounding rocket carrying multiple student experiments was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m., EDT, June 22, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment will undergo intensive training here on the latest versions of software before operational testing.

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Annual acquisition conference a success

Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 13-14, for two action-packed days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment. 

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AFITC 2017 slated for August, registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference, Aug. 28-30, 2017, at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala.


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Volunteer ‘Doughboy’ team works to bring WWI MIAs home

Posted  June 24, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best U.S. service members and the local community honor U.S. service members killed during World War I during a Memorial Day ceremony at Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Brookwood, the final resting place for 468 service members and 41 unknown service members from World War I, is one…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  June 24, 2017

Navy   Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $203,073,701 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to increase the design support requirements under a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2128) for Columbia-class submarines (formerly known as the Ohio Replacement).  This is a joint Navy/United Kingdom (UK) Common Missile Compartment program.  Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (91 percent);…

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Defense

AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted  June 24, 2017

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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Defense

Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted  June 24, 2017

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Headlines – June 21, 2017

Posted  June 21, 2017

News U.S. forces shoot down another Iranian drone in Syria – U.S. forces shot down an Iranian drone in southern Syria June 20, the second such air-to-air encounter this month as opposing forces converge around a key American training garrison near the border with Jordan and Iraq.   Australia suspends air missions over Syria amid…

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