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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to deliver…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…

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Satellite study reveals parched U.S. West using up underground water

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of the Air and Space Operations Center work during Red Flag 14-3 operations July 22, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Armed with personnel from intelligence and communications backgrounds, AOC members, who each have a specific task to fill in distinct cells ranging from combat…


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Raytheon awarded $925 million for advanced Standard Missile-3

Posted  July 27, 2012

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon a $925 million contract for development of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, which is a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan. “As the threat continues to evolve, so does our ability to counter that threat,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. “We’re honored…

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End of an era for Academy’s gliders

Posted  July 27, 2012

The TG-10C gliders that have been the Air Force Academy's sailplane of choice for basic and aerobatic training for the last decade ascended for its final flight in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 23.

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United Technologies closes Goodrich acquisition

Posted  July 27, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced July 26 it has completed its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation, marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry. Goodrich will be combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to create the new UTC Aerospace Systems business unit, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. The increased scale, financial strength…

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Winnefeld honors Korean War veterans’ service, sacrifice

Posted  July 27, 2012

The bond between the U.S. and South Korea was built on blood and sacrifice, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff noted as he observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at Arlington National Cemetery July 27. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. joined Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the…

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Air Force partners with schools, universities to promote STEM

Posted  July 27, 2012

Teachers from across the U.S. became students for a week during an Air Force-sponsored ASM International Materials Camp July 13 at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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Revitalize Mojave Program praised by Kern County planner

Posted  July 27, 2012

Lorelei Oviatt, Kern County Planning and Community Development Commissioner, had high praise for the Mojave Home Town Pride REvitalize program that the chamber of commerce has organized. “You are so ahead of the game,” she said recently. Because of what has been accomplished, she is seeking $100,000 of funding from the Board of Supervisors to…

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Northrop Grumman’s Next Ggeneration Jammer successfully demonstrates integrated prime power generation system

Posted  July 27, 2012

Northrop Grumman achieved a major milestone by successfully completing the initial Technology Maturation phase for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. A key event was an extensive series of in-flight demonstrations of its prototype pod and prime power generation (PPG) system. The company has also received a $20 million contract to further advance the…

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DOD approves plan to lift F-22 restrictions

Posted  July 26, 2012

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said here July 24 the Air Force has data indicating the cause of the F-22 Raptor's hypoxia-related incidents stem from the quantity, not the quality, of oxygen available...

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Misawa F-16s resume flying

Posted  July 26, 2012

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — The 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, resumed flying operations July 26, 2012, following a five-day review of the wing’s F-16s. Col. Al Wimmer, 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation vice commander, ordered a temporary suspension to flying operations after a Misawa-based F-16 developed a problem…

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

Congress eyes probe into Army program Congress is poised to launch an investigation into why Army leaders have resisted requests to provide battlefield units with a specific computer program that helps troops locate and clear roadside bombs. The software program, the Palantir System, is being used by some units in Afghanistan, but Army officials have…

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