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First operational F-35As arrive at Hill AFB

The Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power Sept. 2 as Hill Air Force Base, Utah, received the service’s first two operational F-35As. Hill’s active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will be the first combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft….

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Mach 1: the story has been told thousands of times of Chuck Yeager and that special day over Muroc, when the first sonic booms rattled windows. But sitting in church this morning, I looked over to a lady and her son who have a different take on that historical achievement. Dorothy Roth’s husband and John’s…

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U-2 celebrating 60 years

Lockheed Martin is celebrating 60 years of the U-2 program with festivities planned throughout the company. “It’s not a 60-year old aircraft, it is a 60-year old program that is still going strong,” said Melani Austin, U-2 Program Director at Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif., during a recent press tour. “We have people that have started…

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches U.S. Navy’s MUOS-4

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 6:18 a.m., EDT, Sept. 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The MUOS-4 spacecraft will bring advanced, new, global communications capabilities to mobile military forces, as well as ensure…

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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.


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NASA selects stellar interns as student ambassadors

Posted  March 3, 2014

NASA has inducted 105 top-performing interns, representing 29 states and 67 universities, into its 2014 Student Ambassadors Virtual Community. The NASA Student Ambassadors Virtual Community is an online network designed to foster greater interaction and mentorship among outstanding interns of NASA higher education projects, thereby increasing student retention through the NASA educational pipeline and into…

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ATK names Michael Callahan to board of directors

Posted  March 3, 2014

ATK has announced that Michael Callahan was elected as an independent director to the company’s board of directors and appointed to its Audit Committee, effective March 1, 2014. Callahan’s election increases the size of ATK’s board from eight to nine. “Mike’s 36 years of leadership in the sporting goods and outdoor industry, combined with his…

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Lockheed Martin IAM employees agree to new four-year contract

Posted  March 3, 2014

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Lockheed Martin. The new contract was ratified March 2 and became effective today. The new agreement extends to March 4, 2018. It covers more than 4,700 Lockheed Martin employees in seven IAM bargaining units – flight line mechanics,…

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AEDC team supports new measurement capability for turbine blades and vanes

Posted  March 3, 2014

Courtesy photograph This photo of a phosphor-coated dual vane section of a gas turbine engine, is positioned downstream of the AEDC J85 engine at the University of Tennessee Space Institute Propulsion Research Facility. The luminescence produced by the green laser beam and projected onto the phosphor-coated surface (left) is used to measure surface temperature. The…

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ARL research fellow explores virtual humans research

Posted  March 3, 2014

At the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, researchers specializing in the art and science of creating an immersive experience work with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to advance interactive simulation-based solutions for training Soldiers, teaching students, treating patients and more. In 1999, the Army and USC joined together to establish the Institute…

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Raytheon awarded $655 million contract for Patriot

Posted  March 3, 2014

Raytheon has received a $655 million contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for Kuwait. These units are an addition to the Patriot fire units Kuwait currently owns to counter current and evolving threats. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., as a…

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News Briefs March 3, 2014

Posted  March 3, 2014

Navy: Fighter jet in Nevada crash ‘total loss’ A fighter jet that crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada is a total loss and the pilot’s condition is unknown, a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Sunday. It took rescue crews several hours to reach the site after the 3…

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Newest Navy warship commissioned in Philadelphia

Posted  March 3, 2014

USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1.

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Headlines – March 3, 2014

Posted  March 3, 2014

News: Rescuers search for fighter jet pilot after crash in Nevada – The U.S. Navy and local authorities were searching March 2 for the pilot of an F/A-18C fighter jet that crashed during a training mission near a Nevada air base, the Navy said.   Business: As Boeing, Airbus factories hum, suppliers get rattled – The world’s…

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Shape-changing flap arrives for adaptive compliant trailing edge flight tests

Posted  March 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA aircraft technicians Leo and Juan Salazar work on installation of test instrumentation in preparation for installation of the experimental Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flap on NASA’s modified G-III Aerodynamic Research Test Bed aircraft. A milestone for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center occurred…

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