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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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New Raytheon guided bomb xompletes initial flight rest

Posted  April 3, 2012

Raytheon’s Small Tactical Munition Phase II scored a direct hit on a target during the weapon’s first guided flight test. “STM Phase II is ideally suited to weaponize Shadow-class unmanned aircraft systems and counterinsurgency aircraft because STM is a mature, precise and affordable weapon,” said Dr. Thomas R. Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missiles and…

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NASA, SpaceX announce NASA social for Falcon 9 launch attempt

Posted  April 3, 2012

NASA and Space Exploration Technologies will invite 50 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social April 29-30 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event is expected to culminate in the launch of SpaceX’s second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration flight. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at…

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F-22 scientific board findings announced pilot safety is priority

Posted  April 3, 2012

Air Force leaders provided an update on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into the F-22 Raptor life support systems and flight operations during a briefing in the Pentagon March 29. Retired Gen. Gregory Martin, an aviator and a former commander of two major commands, chaired the nine member SAB team which studied the…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

Posted  April 3, 2012

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the Final Integrated System Test, verifies the spacecraft’s…

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General Dynamics delivers MK19 grenade machine guns to U.S. Army

Posted  April 3, 2012

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, recently delivered 85 MK19 40mm grenade machine guns to the U.S. Army under the company’s latest contract award for the weapon. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded an $8.7 million order for more than 650 MK19 weapons in September 2011. The…

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AeroVironment unveils modular gimbaled sensor payload on RQ-11B Raven UAS

Posted  April 3, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. unveiled a new miniature gimbaled sensor payload on the battle-proven RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system April 2 at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition. The modular payload includes a high-resolution color and an infrared thermal video sensor, as well as a laser illuminator integrated into a multi-axis…

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News Briefs April 3, 2012

Posted  April 3, 2012

New satellite images show North Korea launch work New satellite imagery shows that North Korea has ramped up preparations for a rocket launch that the U.S. and others call a cover for a long-range missile test. An analysis provided to The Associated Press by the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International…

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AVC approves Veterans Resource Center

Posted  March 30, 2012

March 12, the Antelope Valley College Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a Veteran’s Resource Center on the Lancaster, Calif., campus. The center, which will be started with $5,500 provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will service the estimated 500 student veterans attending the…

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Officials reaffirm Pentagon’s commitment to F-35

Posted  March 30, 2012

Estimated costs for the F-35 joint strike fighter have increased over the life of the program, but the Defense Department is working to contain cost growth and remains committed to the fifth-generation fighter, defense officials said March 29. Frank Kendall III said during confirmation testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that cost overruns for…

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Expert to discuss how to serve veterans attending college

Posted  March 30, 2012

Marine Corps veteran and university veterans services director Dr. Marshall Thomas will discuss how to serve veterans attending college during a presentation 6-8 p.m., April 10 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151. The presentation will offer a glimpse into the culture that helps form student veterans and discusses some of the challenges…

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