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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…


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Concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot: ‘Freedom a beautiful thing’

Posted  June 28, 2013

From concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot in the world's greatest Air Force

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Boeing delivers Canada’s first CH-147F Chinook helicopter

Posted  June 28, 2013

Boeing delivered the first of 15 new CH-147F Chinook helicopters to the Royal Canadian Air Force June 21, making Canada the operator of one of the most capable Chinook variants delivered to the global market.

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NASA’s Voyager 1 explores final frontier of our ‘solar bubble’

Posted  June 28, 2013

Data from Voyager 1, now more than 11 billion miles from the sun, suggest the spacecraft is closer to becoming the first human-made object to reach interstellar space. Research using Voyager 1 data and published in the journal Science June 27 provides new detail on the last region the spacecraft will cross before it leaves…

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Jennies to jets to stealth: Bomb wing turns 90

Posted  June 28, 2013

From Jennies to jets to stealth bombers, the 131st Bomb Wing's history really began with its co-located flying squadron, now the 110th Bomb Squadron, which traces its roots back to the 110th Observation Squadron.

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Luke AFB F-16 crashes, pilots safely eject

Posted  June 28, 2013

An F-16 fighter jet with the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., crashed shortly before 7 p.m. in a field just west of the base.

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted  June 28, 2013

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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Labor Department awards $29 million in grants to help veterans

Posted  June 28, 2013

More than 14,000 veterans across the nation will benefit from job training, job placement, housing help and other services, thanks to 121 grants totaling almost $29 million announced June 27 by officials of the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. The grants were awarded through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, the only federal program…

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Boeing delivers ILFC’s First 787 Dreamliner for operation by Norwegian

Posted  June 28, 2013

Boeing, International Lease Finance Corporation Norwegian celebrated several milestones June 27 during a delivery ceremony for a new 787 Dreamliner.

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NASA launches satellite to study how sun’s atmosphere is energized

Posted  June 28, 2013

NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft launched at 7:27 p.m., PDT, June 27 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The mission to study the solar atmosphere was placed in orbit by an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket. “We are thrilled to add IRIS to the suite of NASA missions studying the sun,” said John…

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352nd SOG welcomes Osprey to fleet

Posted  June 28, 2013

The 352nd Special Operations Group resurrected a key capability when two CV-22B Ospreys touched down June 24 at RAF Mildenhall, England.

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