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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing successfully completed the first test flight Jan. 22 of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype in Manassas, Va.

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F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.

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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine awarded contract to build LCS 31

Posted  January 21, 2019

The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin Fincantieri Marinette Marine team a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to build an additional Littoral Combat Ship. LCS 31 will be built in Marinette, Wisc., at FMM, the Midwest’s only naval shipyard, and is the 16th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the Navy to date. The team will leverage capital investment and…

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Remembering a legend: Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Col. Joe Jackson

Posted  January 21, 2019

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Retired Col. Joe Jackson poses with a permanent Medal of Honor display March 24, 2015, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The display depicts him and other medal recipients. Jackson was in the Pentagon with fellow Medal of Honor recipient, retired Col. Leo Thorsness for a Q-and-A session…

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Headlines – January 18, 2019

Posted  January 18, 2019

News Space based interceptors, drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed – The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Jan. 17, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decade: laser technology, the F-35 as an…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2019

Posted  January 18, 2019

Food pantry opens for employees at Coast Guard Academy A coalition of Coast Guard-related nonprofit groups has opened a pop-up food pantry at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to help Coast Guard and academy workers affected by the partial government shutdown. About 160 of the 260 government-funded nonessential employees at the New London, Conn.,-based academy…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Posted  January 18, 2019

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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