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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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GA-ASI UAS Flight Training Academy graduates first aircrews

Posted  August 26, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Aug. 25 that the company’s new Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy graduated its first cadre of GA-ASI aircrew Aug. 12. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “Our first graduates have benefitted from safe, effective, cutting-edge training…

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412th TW civilian promoted to one-star general

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Solman Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., renews his oath of commissioned officers during a ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, Calif., Aug. 6, 2016. Smith was officially promoted to the rank of brigadier general…

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

Posted  August 26, 2016

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted  August 26, 2016

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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Military identifies American soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted  August 26, 2016

The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 23. The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, issued a statement Wednesday identifying the soldier as Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson. The Defense Department said Thompson was 28 and from Irvine, Calif. Votel extended condolences to the soldier’s family…

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