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World War II pilot reunited with P-47

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 28.

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Turning up the heat

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. Latest evolution of Lockheed Martin laser stops truck in field test Lockheed Martinís 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field…

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NASA’s Chandra Observatory finds cosmic showers halt galaxy growth

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/DSS/Magellan A study of over 200 galaxy clusters, including Abell 2597 shown here, with NASAís Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed how an unusual form of cosmic precipitation stifles star formation. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that the growth of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be slowed down by…

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Vietnam War veterans honored during ceremony at AF Memorial

More than 100 service members, civilians and veterans braved the cold and icy weather to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action during the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration ceremony and wreath-laying March 2, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

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RAAF aircrew complete basic training in Growler

Five Royal Australian Air Force aircrew personnel graduated from basic training at Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler Fleet Replacement Squadron, during a ceremony Feb. 27 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. The graduation marked a milestone in the RAAF-U.S. Navy partnership in airborne electronic attack as it was the…


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South by Southwest crowds flock to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full-scale model, exhibit

Posted  April 3, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, March 8-10. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grummanís four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the recent South by…

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Tinker AFB squadron increases production of KC-135 engines

Posted  April 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kelly White Jeremy Russell installs a No. 4 bearing race in the High Press Turbine of an F-108 engine. Russell is an engine mechanic with the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron. Over the past four or five years, members of the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., struggled…

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Lockheed Martin Australia announces new appointments to board of directors

Posted  April 3, 2013

Lockheed Martin recently announced the appointment of three new members to its Lockheed Martin Australia board of directors. The appointments are part of the company’s international growth strategy and continued commitment to Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The new board members include Gary North, vice president for customer requirements, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Dale P….

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NASA asks universities for early stage innovation tech proposals

Posted  April 3, 2013

NASA is seeking innovative, early-stage space technology proposals from accredited U.S. universities that will enable NASA’s future missions and America’s leadership in space. Proposals are sought for science instruments, cryogenic propellant storage for long-duration space exploration, optical coatings for astrophysical pursuits, oxygen recovery for life support systems, and to improve our understanding of and protection…

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2013 Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Edwards

Posted  April 3, 2013

To all military retirees – come out and learn about the programs that affect you and receive some services during your visit. This year’s Military Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 a.m.-noon, May 4, at the Oasis Community Center. Services provided for retirees include: * Legal Services * Pharmacy (Limited) * Immunization * TRICARE * Defense…

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Boeing to demonstrate innovations in space, cyberspace at National Symposium

Posted  April 3, 2013

Boeing is highlighting its latest achievements in human spaceflight and exploration, as well as satellites and cyber capabilities, during the Space Foundation’s 29th National Space Symposium, April 8-11 in Colorado Springs. “Weíre collaborating with our NASA, defense, and commercial customers to provide affordable, innovative solutions in space exploration, satellites and cyber operations,” said Roger Krone,…

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Headlines April 1, 2013

Posted  April 1, 2013

News Navy moves ship off coast of Korean Peninsula, White House looks to ‘reassure’ allies The United States military has moved a Navy ship capable of intercepting missiles to waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, as threats from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un escalate and the White House signals it wants to head…

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News Briefs April 1, 2013

Posted  April 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force says B-2 mission cost $2.1 million The U.S. Air Force says it cost $2.1 million to send two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers on a training exercise over South Korea that was widely viewed as a show of force in response to threats from North Korea. The service’s Global Strike Command said March 29…

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Program reaches milestone, improves air picture

Posted  April 1, 2013

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Jeremy Call, New York Air National Guard ROME, N.Y. – NORAD air defense operators conduct their daily air sovereignty mission at the Eastern Air Defense Sector last summer. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Hanscom recently fielded Increment 3, Release 3.2 of the Battle Control System-Fixed that is used…

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Wyle wins $24 million engineering contract from Naval Air Systems Command

Posted  April 1, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $24 million contract to provide specialized engineering expertise for the Naval Air Systems Command’s Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Division. Wyle’s efforts will include electromagnetic environmental effects systems engineering and related acquisition support, and test and evaluation of aircraft, weapons, support equipment, training and avionics systems. Wyle will…

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