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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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Edwards hosts retiree appreciation day

Posted  April 13, 2012

The Retiree Activities Office at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is hosting a Retiree Appreciation Day 8 a.m.-noon, May 5. The event, at the Oasis Community Center on base, is open to all military retirees regardless of service branch. The event will include guest speakers, retiree program updates, booth displays, lunch, tours, door prizes, limited…

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B-17 Flying Fortress

Posted  April 13, 2012

The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” is a World War II American heavy bomber used primarily in Europe and that helped turn the tide in the battle of World War II. Boeing’s corporate historian, Michael Lombardi said, “The B-17 and the United States Army Air Forces strategic warfare strategy was instrumental in destroying the German air…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Featured Guest: Norman Andrews, director, William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home. Mr. Andrews explained to our listeners what it takes for a California veteran to qualify for residency at the veterans' home.

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Aerotech NewsRadio – April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Featured Guest: Lisa Gray, Historical Foundation president. Ms. Gray was kind enough to join us to discuss the foundation and its mission.

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Boeing delivers 60th 777 passenger jetliner to Air France

Posted  April 5, 2012

Boeing and Air France are celebrating the delivery of Air France’s 60th Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. The airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range) model, landed in Paris April 4. Air France’s newest 777-300ER seats 468 passengers in a three-class configuration. The brand-new cabin includes 14…

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B-2 completes first ever 18.5-hour polar test mission

Posted  April 5, 2012

PALMDALE, Calif. – Under contract to the U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Spirit stealth bomber has completed its first 18.5-hour sortie over the North Pole to validate new flight management software. The computer upgrade system, which is the cornerstone for all future B-2 upgrades, is now ready to enter low-rate initial production. The Extremely…

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Events

South Valley WorkSource Center to host recruitment for aerospace manufacturing jobs

Posted  April 5, 2012

The South Valley WorkSource Center in Palmdale, Calif., will host a job recruitment April 10 for molders, trimmers and CNC operators to fill positions for an aerospace manufacturing company. The recruitment will be held at the SVWSC, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants should arrive dressed for…

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General Dynamics awarded $25 million for submarine, carrier maintenance work

Posted  April 4, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $25.2 million to perform nuclear submarine and carrier maintenance and modernization work in Groton, Conn., and Bremerton, Wash. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the first contract, worth $15.4 million, Electric Boat will perform the…

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NASA to host 75 social media followers at Dryden

Posted  April 4, 2012

NASA will host 75 social media followers May 4 to go behind-the-scenes and learn more about NASA aeronautics, science and other projects at the agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. Dryden is NASA’s primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. Its remote location in the western Mojave Desert is uniquely situated for excellent…

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Boeing 747-8 approved to serve 200 airports globally

Posted  April 4, 2012

The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service. To date, 63 airports around the world are supporting revenue flights from 14 in-service 747-8 Freighters operated by five carriers. The approval shows the newest member of the 747 family can operate safely within…

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