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The Stunt Pilot Ace

Gen. Robert L. Scott was a man that needed no introduction in America for decades. As one of the Flying Tiger pilots in China during World War II, the West Point graduate became the hero that inspired a nation at war with his daring and skills became an Ace in an outfit that captured America’s attention in weekly headlines.

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Helicopter crash on board USS Ronald Reagan

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Oct. 19, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors, the Navy said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff the morning of Oct. 19 while the carrier was off the Philippine coast.

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These Eagles took flight, reaching new heights

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Honoring Women of Flight Test — Lisa Gray, chairwoman, Board of Directors Flight Test Historical Foundation, hosts the Gathering of Eagles, while Col. Angela Suplisson served as Master of Ceremonies, along with Bill “Evil” Gray. Inducted Eagles are: Cynthia “CJ” Bixby, flight test engineer in Chief Systems Engineering and Integration…

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Students get inspiration at Salute to Youth event

More than 2,500 students participated in the 27th annual Salute to Youth at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, where they had a chance to meet with industry leaders and learn what they can do to prepare themselves for future job opportunities.

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Marines host 2018 Miramar Air Show

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, were the headline act at the 2018 Miramar Air Show Sept. 28-30. The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest aircraft, the F-35B, was also on hand.


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Navy photograph by PO1 Amanda R. Gray
Veterans

World War II veteran visits USS Pennsylvania

Posted  October 17, 2018

Navy photograph by PO1 Amanda R. Gray Senior Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Brian Barrett, assigned to the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), gives World War II veteran Roy Solt a submarine tour. Solt served aboard the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) as a Fire Controlman and was aboard…

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Headlines – October 15, 2018

Posted  October 15, 2018

News Some Air Force, Navy F-35s resume flying after grounding – The Air Force and Navy said Oct. 12 that some of their F-35 Lightning IIs are once again flying, a day after the military grounded the entire fleet of its most advanced fighters.   Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China…

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News Briefs – October 15, 2018

Posted  October 15, 2018

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains ‘catastrophic’ damage Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground. The home to the nation’s 325th Fighter…

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Army photograph by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs
Defense

Second phase of Multi-Domain Task Force pilot headed to Europe

Posted  October 15, 2018

After recent testing of multi-domain operations in the Pacific, the Army now plans to expand its future warfighting concept to Europe this coming fiscal year. As part of the second phase of the Multi-Domain Task Force pilot program, a new specialized unit with the 41st Field Artillery Brigade as its foundation will experiment with capabilities in Europe.

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Business

Pallas Aviation announced as launch operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter

Posted  October 15, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd R. McQueen Lockheed Martin announced that Pallas Aviation will be the launch operator of the LM-100J commercial freighter. Seen here is Emory Ellis, president of Pallas Aviation, with the LM-100J, which is a variant of the C-130J Super Hercules that is manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin Oct. 11 introduced…

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