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Insitu ScanEagle to fly ViDAR payload to enhance maritime ISR

Keeping the world's international waters safe demands that decision makers have access to the best tactical information in the most challenging environments.

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Large force exercise tests software, range

For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.

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Mojave Fly-in displays more than planes

Planes, brains and automobiles where all part of the 5th Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event at the Mojave Air and Space Port, where pilots and flight enthusiasts gathered from around the country to display their aircraft, break world records and learn from other builders.

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Boeing, TAAG Angola Airlines celebrate delivery of carrier’s 777-300ER

Boeing and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, have celebrated the delivery of the airline's newest 777-300ER (Extended Range).

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Kevin Nichols Defense

Total force Airmen complete Icelandic Air Surveillance mission

It seems like April flew by... much like the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft did throughout the skies of Iceland.


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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed…

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Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW

Posted  July 17, 2015

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) — When 2nd Lt. John “Spike” Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to fly a combat mission over Vietnam, he never foresaw that he’d be blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile. The last words he heard before his jet was transformed…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted  August 14, 2015

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space. The U.S. Air Force and NASA have recognized him dozens of times for his excellence and contributions to human spaceflight. Ross earned an honorary doctorate from Purdue University and he even has an elementary…

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High Desert hanger stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 14, 2015

Being a lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley and growing up around the greats that pioneered advancement’s in aviation in the High Desert skies I look forward to giving you stories in each issue that may not make the rounds that much anymore in the current world of our local aviation history. Many of you…

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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted  August 14, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community. One of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program. Each year, community leaders are inducted as honorary commanders and paired with group and squadron commanders at…

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