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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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Health & Safety

DOD, VA partner to help prevent suicide

Posted  June 21, 2012

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his agency is working with the Defense Department to end veteran homelessness and to identify possible contributors to service member and veteran suicide. On the first day of the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Shinseki – a retired Army general, former Army chief…

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Review panel urges changes in combat, incentive pays

Posted  June 21, 2012

The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommends changes to combat pay and changes to special and incentive pays while saying current military pay rates are about right. Tom Bush, the study’s director, said the review also recommended further study of compensation of wounded warriors and their caregivers, for survivors, and making compensation for reserve-component…

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First asymmetric weapons load test for F-35B

Posted  June 21, 2012

On June 14, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 completed the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an...

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Seventh MC-130J Delivered to Cannon

Posted  June 21, 2012

Lockheed Martin delivered its seventh MC-130J Commando II to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., June 20. Aircraft 5695 is the seventh of 11 MC-130Js to be assigned to the 522nd Special Operations Squadron. The squadron uses the Commando II on missions such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration...

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Space

Boeing successfully completes key reviews of space launch system

Posted  June 21, 2012

Boeing last week successfully completed its first major technical reviews for the cryogenic stages of the Space Launch System, bringing the team into the design phase for the nation’s next heavy-lift, human-rated rocket. The combined System Requirements Review and System Definition Review, held at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with independent consultants…

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Nolan set to retire

Posted  June 21, 2012

Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander, addresses a packed Alliance Ballroom in Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June12 during his retirement luncheon. Nolan will leave the Air Force after a 33-year career. The general was presented with a shadow box with a flag and medals by…

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USS Long Beach to be auctioned as scrap metal July 10

Posted  June 21, 2012

In support of one of the largest green and zero-waste initiatives in U.S. government history, the USS Long Beach, commissioned as the first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, is being auctioned for her scrap metal components through Government Liquidation, the exclusive sales channel...

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Veterans

DOD supports job, homeowner proposals for military, veterans

Posted  June 21, 2012

The Defense Department supports legislative proposals that would provide increased career support and homeowner protections to military members and veterans, a senior defense official told Congress June 21. “Taking care of our military before, during and after their service to our country is one of the Department of Defense’s highest priorities,” Frederick E. Vollrath, who…

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Business

SNC submits response Air Force RFP for Light Air Support Program

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation announced June 19 that it has submitted the final components of its response to the U.S. Air Force’s request for proposal for its Light Air Support Program. SNC is partnering with Embraer to provide the A-29 Super Tucano counterinsurgency aircraft to meet the LAS mission requirements. The two companies teamed together and…

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Plane Crazy Saturday salutes women in aviation and aerospace

Posted  June 21, 2012

Father's Day weekend for 2012 included a salute to women in aviation and aerospace for the Mojave Transportation Museum as part of Plane Crazy Saturday June 16. This month's event included booths for...

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