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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter, but can also arise at other times of the year.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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From cotton fields to airfields

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, has lived a life few could imagine. 

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F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke

In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke.


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Lockheed Martin advances modernization of current GPS ground control system

Posted  December 2, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System satellite constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 project is the latest step in the Air Force’s multi-year plan to refresh technology and transform the legacy Operational…

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Headlines – November 30, 2016

Posted  November 30, 2016

News Over Obama’s objection, Congress agrees on a bigger military pay raise, more troops – Military personnel would see a 2.1 percent pay raise starting in January and a significant manpower boost within the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps as part of Congress’ annual defense spending bill unveiled Nov. 29.     Business Report…

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News Briefs – November 30, 2016

Posted  November 30, 2016

Pilot dead after Canadian fighter jet crashes A pilot is dead after a Canadian CF-18 fighter jet crashed in western Canada during a training mission. Canadian Forces spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier confirmed that the pilot died in the Nov. 28 crash. He said the plane was based out of Alberta’s Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake,…

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NAWCWD teams complete second Innovation Challenge, offer war fighter solutions

Posted  November 30, 2016

Two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams, Urban Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (URSA) at Point Mugu, Calif., and Swarm View at China Lake, Calif., wrapped up their projects for the Naval Air Systems Command’s second annual Innovation Challenge on Oct. 12.

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GA-ASI’s type-certifiable Predator B takes flight

Posted  November 30, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Nov. 28 that its Type-Certifiable Predator ® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 17.

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