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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars Oct. 19.

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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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Space exploration, higher education will both benefit from new partnership

Posted  June 18, 2012

While many college students have started applying what they are learning at school in summer internships, 10 students and three professors from two Historically Black College and University institutions are now at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The final results of their efforts may one day be orbiting above the Earth or…

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Australian airmen glimpse future at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted  June 18, 2012

Men and women in flight suits of green passed through the halls in a hive of activity. The building was buzzing with the language and accents of different nationalities, all in preparation for the day's oncoming...

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Lockheed Martin completes environmental testing on second Navy satellite

Posted  June 18, 2012

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite, designated MUOS-2. Completion of this major program milestone validates performance in a simulated space environment and clears the satellite for final integrated system test. “With the completion of environmental testing, the MUOS team has illustrated its continued…

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Museum’s YF-117A stealth fighter is on the move

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Museum’s YF-117A Stealth Fighter tail number 783 is on the move. After a number of years of being displayed at the Museum’s Blackbird Park in Palmdale, Calif., it was moved to Edwards...

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Africom forms military relationship With Libya

Posted  June 15, 2012

Operation Odyssey Dawn, the U.S. Africa Command-led U.S. mission in Libya last year, imparted important lessons the Defense Department's newest combatant command is applying as it welcomes a...

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Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Posted  June 15, 2012

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told…

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‘Bold Quest’ promotes coalition interoperability

Posted  June 15, 2012

Representatives from every military service and their counterparts from 11 other nations are wrapping up an exercise designed to improve their ability to work together to more effectively engage targets while minimizing the risk of...

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Boeing named associate partner to SELEX Sistemi Integrati in Single European Sky ATM research development phase

Posted  June 15, 2012

Boeing and SELEX Sistemi Integrati, S.p.A – a Finmeccanica company- have entered into a collaboration agreement in support of the Single European Sky ATM Research program’s development phase – the European air traffic modernization program. Boeing will cooperate with SELEX Sistemi Integrati with research in flight data modeling and data link communications for all phases…

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Cold War hero Powers receives posthumous Silver Star

Posted  June 15, 2012

More than half a century after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, the heroism Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers displayed while piloting his U-2 aircraft was finally recognized during a Pentagon...

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Military leaders discuss operations during Pacific region air boss conference

Posted  June 15, 2012

Military leaders from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea gathered at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 13-14 to discuss airpower strategies in the Pacific region. The bilateral air boss conference is an annual...

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