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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

Image courtesy of NASA, J. Lotz, (STScI Space

NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Exercises demonstrate Global Strike flexibility, capability

Posted  June 19, 2012

Air Force Global Strike Command airmen participated in two major exercises this month, demonstrating the command's flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques and procedures.

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Veterans

Berlin ‘Candy Bomber’ receives honor

Posted  June 19, 2012

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen's legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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AFMC ready to transition to 5-Center construct

Posted  June 19, 2012

With three major milestones complete, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to consolidate the number of centers as part of its command-wide transition to the 5-Center construct. Centers will be activated at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Tinker AFB, Okla., in the coming weeks. At Edwards AFB, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Center will…

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World

News Briefs – June 19, 2012

Posted  June 19, 2012

U.S. officials worry over Egypt’s military’s moves U.S. Defense Department officials say they will continue to urge Egypt’s military council to transfer power to the new, democratically elected government, and are hopeful it will happen. Pentagon press secretary George Little says the department is deeply concerned about the move by Egypt’s military to issue an…

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New season of Army Research Lab show focuses on cost-saving maintenance

Posted  June 19, 2012

June 18, the Army Research Laboratory launched the third season of its online broadcast show under a new name, Inside the Lab, with its first two-part series about condition-based maintenance, an age-old...

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Events

NASA selects innovative museum exhibits, planetarium shows

Posted  June 19, 2012

Exhibits, planetarium shows, and community-based programming are among 18 projects NASA has selected to receive agency funding in 2012. The projects consist of 11 informal education providers and seven NASA visitor centers that will share $10 million in grants through NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums Plus Opportunities for NASA Visitor Centers and…

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Boeing expands flight services business in China

Posted  June 19, 2012

Boeing announced June 18 it has expanded its Flight Services business in China, greatly enhancing training capacity for airlines in the region. With the introduction of an advanced 787 Dreamliner training suite for pilot and maintenance training, and a newly-installed 747-400 full-flight simulator, the company is tripling its offerings at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai…

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Corps-level exercise tests unified land operations capabilities for first time in decade

Posted  June 19, 2012

More than 5,500 service members and civilians are taking part in the Army's first corps-level, full-spectrum unified land operations training exercise in 10 years, at Fort Hood, Texas.

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NASA Pleiades supercomputer gets a little more oomph

Posted  June 19, 2012

NASA’s flagship Pleiades supercomputer just received a boost to help keep pace with the intensive number-crunching requirements of scientists and engineers working on some of the agency’s most challenging missions. Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the…

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World

Africa presents opportunity, challenges

Posted  June 19, 2012

For decades, Africa was arguably the most overlooked continent on the globe, with U.S. military involvement there shared among three combatant commands and engagement activities episodic at best.

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