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Australian – USN statement of cooperation to advance biofuels development

A statement of cooperation between the U.S. Navy and the northeastern state of Queensland was the culmination of a week of Great Green Fleet events in Australia to promote the Navy's energy efficiency and alternative energy initiatives.

Air Force photograph by Brad White Local

F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 – AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS

The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third and fourth Orbital ATK built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., at 12:52 a.m., EDT.

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Antelope Valley veteran of World War II recalls D-Day jump

Soon after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, to liberate a suffering humanity in Europe from the iron boot of Nazi tyranny, the parents of Private First Class John L. Humphrey received that notification that any service family dreads, that their young son was declared Missing in Action.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

For many years, I’ve spent my time poking around history and finding the stories and items that are more than just historic items in a dusty display case or an obscure book lost on a shelf somewhere.


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Air Force aims to hasten foreign military sales process

Posted  August 19, 2016

In remarks at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Aug. 17, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined the Air Force’s multifaceted approach to expedite the service’s portion of the foreign military sales process. Last year, James directed secretary of the Air Force International Affairs to examine how to streamline the FMS…

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Tribal students learn about NASA’s arrival at Jupiter

Posted  August 19, 2016

NASA photograph Students combined rice, beans and sprinkles to create a universe trail mix demonstrates the role of the Big Bang Theory, fusion in stars and supernovae to better understand which elements from the periodic table make up our Universe. Students learned about NASA’s Juno Mission at a workshop conducted at the AERO Institute, in…

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Boeing awarded $2.8 billion for KC-46A tanker initial production

Posted  August 19, 2016

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options, Boeing plans to build a total of 179 of the 767-based refueling aircraft for the Air…

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East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Posted  August 19, 2016

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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First LM-100J commercial freighter meets major production milestones

Posted  August 19, 2016

The first LM-100J commercial freighter continues to make significant progress, reaching major production milestones at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga.

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