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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

Navy photograph by Ens. Jessica Kellogg Defense

USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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Aerospace fans get the right stuff.

Posted  April 30, 2014

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration at Blackbird Airpark at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., where aerospace enthusiasts ignored the wind to collect autographs of men they have read about in history books.

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Gary Sinise delivers check for OATH

Posted  April 30, 2014

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Actor/musician Gary Sinise donates $60,000 to Lancaster High School OATH (Operation All The Way Home), a nonprofit student-led organization that raised more than $182,000 in less than one year to build wounded warrior Army Spec. Jerral Hancock a new home. History teacher Jamie Goodreau invited Hancock to speak to her…

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NASA Aeronautics set to premiere high-flying sequel

Posted  April 30, 2014

NASA photograph by Lori Losey The HU-25C Guardian aircraft will look like this when it flies behind NASA’s DC-8 as seen in this image from ACCESS I flights in 2013. It’s the season for sequels. Not only in Hollywood, but over the high desert of California as well. For the second time in as many…

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NASA selects three new flight directors to lead mission control

Posted  April 30, 2014

NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations. Amit Kshatriya, Jeffery Radigan and Zebulon Scoville join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA’s flight directors lead teams of flight controllers, support personnel and…

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News Briefs April 30, 2014

Posted  April 30, 2014

Midland, Texas,-based CAF moving headquarters to Dallas A vintage military aviation group known for its historic planes, air shows and education will move its headquarters from West Texas to Dallas. Officials with the nonprofit Commemorative Air Force on Tuesday announced plans to relocate to city-operated Dallas Executive Airport. The CAF is currently based at Midland…

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Upcoming events, May 2014

Posted  May 1, 2014

May 2 – Lecture: The Characterization of the Gamma-Ray Signal from the Central Milky Way – A Compelling Case for Annihilating Dark Matter, Ithaca, N.Y. May 2-4 – Workshop for Science Teachers: Astronomy from the Ground Up!, Parkes, Australia May 3 – Lecture: KickSat – Final Preparation, London, United Kingdom May 5-6 – Workshop: New…

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Headlines April 30, 2014

Posted  May 1, 2014

News: House panel rejects benefits cuts in 2015 defense budget – In the first official congressional action on the Pentagon’s proposed 2015 budget, House lawmakers have rejected proposed cuts in housing allowances and commissary funding, as well as an overhaul of the Tricare system that would increase out-of-pocket costs for some beneficiaries.  New U.S. stealth jet…

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NASA selects partners for U.S. commercial lander capabilities

Posted  May 2, 2014

NASA announced April 30 the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and exploration missions of interest to NASA and scientific and academic communities. The selected companies…

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Boeing delivers second Peace Eagle aircraft to Turkey

Posted  May 2, 2014

Turkish Aerospace Industries photograph Boeing this week delivered, on schedule, the second Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Turkish Armed Forces, further improving the country’s self-defense capabilities. The AEW&C aircraft arrived at Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base. The first Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft was delivered Jan. 31, and…

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Lockheed Martin marks significant milestone in research, development for unmanned technologies

Posted  May 2, 2014

Three systems acquired by Lockheed Martin have progressed from their research and development phase to operational readiness. The Indago vertical take-off and landing quad-rotor, accompanied by its handheld ground control station will offer a robust, mobile surveillance application. Additionally, a new Commercial Avionics Suite delivers the same performance and reliability that customers have enjoyed with…

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