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NROL-45 launched from Vandenberg

A pillar of orange fire rose into star-spangled, velvet-black skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in the predawn hours of Feb. 10, heralding the deployment of a new National Reconnaissance Office satellite.

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Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Training concluded Feb. 3 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer procedures and connectivity to host nation air operations centers.

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano Defense

KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen Veterans

From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.


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Headlines – February 5, 2016

Posted  February 5, 2016

News Is Pentagon’s budget about to be nuked? – As time passed, the technologies that comprised the U.S. nuclear enterprise began to near their expiration dates. Now, with a rising China and a resurgent Russia, as well as six other nations armed with nuclear weapons, the Pentagon is sounding an alarm that the tab for…

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News Briefs – February 5, 2016

Posted  February 5, 2016

Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria A Saudi military spokesman said Feb. 4 the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia has taken…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  February 5, 2016

Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

Posted  February 5, 2016

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Posted  February 5, 2016

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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