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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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U.S. Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueler

Posted  August 26, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueler at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 18, 2016. This KC-130J is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The Marine Corps has the distinction of operating the largest KC-130J fleet in the world. As a member of…

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SpaceX Dragon splashes down with crucial NASA research samples

Posted  August 26, 2016

NASA Television This image, captured from NASA Television’s live coverage, shows SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departing the International Space Station at 6:10 a.m., EDT, Aug. 26, 2016, after successfully delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo on its ninth resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific…

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Headlines – August 24, 2016

Posted  August 24, 2016

News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province – A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province Aug. 23 after his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American and six Afghan soldiers.   Turkey open to Russian planes at U.S. Incirlik hub – Could U.S. warplanes soon…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2016

Posted  August 24, 2016

Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use Iran’s parliament has pushed back against the military dismissing its oversight following Russia using an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes on Syria. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani brought up the topic Aug. 23 as lawmakers gathered in Tehran, a day after Iranian officials announced Russia’s…

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Defense

B-52 deploys to Europe

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Greg Steele An Air Force Reserve Command B-52H Stratofortress takes on for an evening mission on June 8, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and is at Nellis in support of the 340th Weapons Squadron….

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