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Record-breaking NASA astronaut sets new milestone for time in space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m., EDT, April 24, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up a new one.

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Protecting the soldier: U.S. Army orders more Q-53 counterfire radars from Lockheed

Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy Defense

Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses

Two Air Force Crosses were simultaneously presented to Airmen at the special tactics memorial as a result of a service-wide review of medals at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2017.

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Navy scientists use WWII test tunnel to develop high-energy laser weapons for fleet

The Navy's top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced April 21.

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F-35A Lightning II completes first successful aerial gun test

Posted  November 4, 2015

Lockheed Martin photograph F-35 Integrated Test Force, Edwards AFB, Calif. test pilot Maj. Charles “Flak” Trickey fired the GAU-22/A 25mm gun from F-35A aircraft AF-2 in the first aerial gun test operating on the China Lake, California, test range, Oct. 30. The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal…

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AFSA hosts wine tasting at local vets home

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., along with the American Medical Response, an Antelope Valley emergency medical team, treated resident veterans at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster to a fun afternoon of wine tasting and a palate-pleasing snack of cheese and crackers.

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Headlines – January 11, 2017

Posted  January 11, 2017

News U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq after Mosul falls, Pentagon chief says – The United States could leave a residual military force in Iraq after the Islamic State is pushed out of its last stronghold there, Defense Secretary Ash Carter indicated Jan. 10, saying militants loyal to the terror group will continue to…

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Navy reviews physiological episodes

Posted  April 24, 2017

Navy photograph The Navy announced April 24 it is conducting a comprehensive review of the facts, circumstances and processes surrounding the recent physiological episodes involving T-45 and F/A-18 aircrew, to include how these issues have been addressed. On April 21, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran directed Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Scott…

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ACC charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted  December 16, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.–Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the remotely piloted aircraft community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA community as well…

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