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Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes

Boeing announced Aug. 25 an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).

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AEDC and AFRL collaborate to make advances in hypersonic technology

A highly successful integrated aerodynamic and aerothermal test and analysis of a twin scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise vehicle was completed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md.

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Boeing program completes critical design, safety reviews

Boeing photograph Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft and the Critical Design Review of its integrated systems, meeting all of the companyís Commercial Crew Integrated Capability milestones on time and on budget. Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation-100…

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Air Combat Command loans Global Hawk to GVCTF

The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command.

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C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Aug. 23 will mark the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules’ first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.


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NASA awards Astrotech Space Operations $2 million contract for TDRS-L satellite processing

Posted  July 25, 2012

Astrotech Corporation, and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, announced July25 that NASA has awarded Astrotech a $2 million task order to provide facilities and pre-launch processing services for the scheduled 2013 launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. Last year, NASA awarded ASO a task order to provide pre-launch…

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Panetta approves plan to lift F-22 flight limits

Posted  July 24, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved an Air Force plan to begin lifting flight restrictions on the F-22 stealth fighter jet, following the ongoing correction of oxygen deficit problems that grounded and restricted the fleet for months.

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,921

Posted  July 24, 2012

As of July 24, 2012, at least 1,921 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,598 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s…

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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted  July 24, 2012

A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech July 23 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I applaud…

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Boeing awards P-8 supplier contracts to two Australian companies

Posted  July 24, 2012

Boeing has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1.85 million to Australian companies Lovitt Technologies Australia and Ferra Engineering to manufacture parts and assemblies for the P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft. “Boeing continues to capture opportunities for value and growth through partnering with Australian suppliers,” said Ian Thomas, president of Boeing Australia & South Pacific. “Over the…

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DOD to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

Posted  July 24, 2012

The Department of Defense and the U.S. Army will recognize veterans of the Korean War July 27 and will also commemorate the anniversary of the July 27, 1953, signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the...

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DOD approves NATO medals for operations in Africa, Libya

Posted  July 24, 2012

The Department of Defense announced July 24 that NATO medals for operations in Libya and Africa have been approved for acceptance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DOD civilian personnel.   The NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa is awarded for service in direct support of one of the following…

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BE Aerospace second quarter profit rises, forecast disappoints

Posted  July 24, 2012

BE Aerospace Inc. said July 24 that second-quarter profit rose 30 percent on stronger demand for new aircraft, but the maker of cabin interiors for airliners predicted lower-than-expected full-year earnings. The company said that excluding special items it will earn about $2.75 per share on revenue of $3 billion this year. Analysts were expecting $2.81…

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U.S. Osprey aircraft arrive in Japan amid protests

Posted  July 24, 2012

A shipload of the U.S. military's latest transport aircraft arrived in Japan July 23 amid protests over safety issues that have aggravated...

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TRICARE Prime enrollment fees increase Oct. 1

Posted  July 24, 2012

New TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families will begin Oct. 1. Retirees who were enrolled before Oct. 1, 2011 will see a more significant increase since their enrollment fee remained at the 2011 levels of $230 and $460 per year when the fees increased last year. The National Defense Authorization…

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