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SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan launch vehicle

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with United Launch Alliance as part of the company’s effort to certify its new Vulcan launch vehicle for National Security Space missions.

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Carter: Nuke force changes are ‘bearing fruit’

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.

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Hard work earns commission for Edwards staff sergeant

An Airman with the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recently selected to commission as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. 

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for GPS III satellites 9, 10

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin $395 million in contract options for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite.

Air Force photograph by C. Todd Lopez Veterans

Vets honored by Korean government, recall wartime experiences

About 88 veterans of the Korean War arrived in the nation's capital this week for a visit to the Korean War Memorial Sept. 24.


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News Briefs – September 26, 2016

Posted  September 26, 2016

F-35 from Arizona base catches fire during engine start Authorities say an F-35A fighter jet from Arizona caught fire during an engine start at an Air Force Base in Idaho. Officials at Luke Air Force Base in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale say a “ground emergency” occurred about 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23 as the aircraft…

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Business

MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

Posted  September 26, 2016

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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Defense

US, Japan rescue squadrons save downed pilot

Posted  September 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Stepehn G. Eigel Capt. Zack Martin, a 33rd Rescue Squadron pilot, was part of the team that rescued a Marine pilot after he ejected from his AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet Sept. 22, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The pilot ejected safely from his aircraft and was rescued…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research, testing

Posted  September 26, 2016

A video showcasing 70 Years of research at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, began airing on NASA television Sept. 26. Armstrong, the agency’s lead center for atmospheric flight research operations, began its storied history in the high desert in September 1946. Initially focused on experimental aircraft called X-planes, flight research with the…

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Defense

Global U-2 flying operations not impacted by recent crash

Posted  September 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo A U- 2 approaches an altitude near 70,000 feet above California, March 23, 2016. Worldwide flying operations for the U-2 have not been impacted as a result of a recent crash at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016. Worldwide flying operations for the U-2…

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