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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Latest SBIRS ground system gets green light from U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin's newly upgraded Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system received sign-off from the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the constellation's ability to deliver infrared data that is critical to early missile warning and defense.

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Peace, reconciliation emphasized at annual Blackened Canteen ceremony

Posted  December 7, 2016

On a warm June evening in 1945, in the skies over Shizuoka, Japan, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29s from 314th Bomb Wing collided during a planned bombing raid, killing all 23 American crewmen on board.

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Sikorsky opens testing facility for Combat Rescue Helicopter

Posted  December 7, 2016

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, the new aircraft being built for the U.S. Air Force.  The SIL encompasses 2,500 square feet located within the company’s main manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut. The SIL complex includes four laboratories for testing…

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On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

Posted  December 7, 2016

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public's memory.

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Headlines – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

News Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, the president-elect announced Dec. 1, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the…

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