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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.


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DOD says U.S. service members killed in Syria

Posted  January 16, 2019

The U.S. military says four American service members were among 16 people killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria. Reports also state that more than a dozen people were injured. The military said in a tweet about the Jan. 16 blast in the northern Syrian town of Manbij: “We are still…

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Northrop Grumman showcases vehicle active protection system for U.S. Army

Posted  January 16, 2019

Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5-31.

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CCAF no longer required for promotion

Posted  January 16, 2019

Due to an update to the enlisted personnel handbook, an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force is no longer required for promotions, however, master sergeants still have to keep education in mind for their enlisted performance reports. While the CCAF itself is no longer required, an associate’s degree or higher is…

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U.S. Navy, Air Force award Lockheed Martin second production lot for LRASM

Posted  January 16, 2019

Lockheed Martin received a $172 million contract from the U.S. Navy and Air Force for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production.  The contract continues the production for the air-launched variant of LRASM, including a full production run of missiles and engineering support. This is the second of several expected annual production lots that will deliver…

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New email survey aims to gauge Army housing quality

Posted  January 16, 2019

Army photograph Residents of Family housing owned and leased by the Army in the United States and overseas, such as this Family housing at U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea, received a survey via email on Jan. 15 asking them to rate the quality of housing and housing services. The survey runs through Feb….

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