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NROL-45 launched from Vandenberg

A pillar of orange fire rose into star-spangled, velvet-black skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in the predawn hours of Feb. 10, heralding the deployment of a new National Reconnaissance Office satellite.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Joshua Strang Defense

Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Training concluded Feb. 3 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer procedures and connectivity to host nation air operations centers.

BAE-F35 Business

F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano Defense

KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen Veterans

From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.


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Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon
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Twenty-eight promoted in February ceremony

Posted  February 5, 2016

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Standing in between Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, are some of February 2016’s enlisted promotees. The monthly promotion ceremony was held Jan. 29 at the base theater. Congratulations to all the Edwards Airmen who…

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Events

Drone manufacture speaks at Plane Crazy

Posted  February 5, 2016

Star Wars and Hunger Games maybe a little closer to reality than we may think. Eileen Shibly, featured speaker at Plane Crazy, the monthly event at Mojave Air and Space Port, introduced Monarch Inc., a drone design and manufacture company who builds custom programs for various clients. She currently serves as the director of the…

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NASA photograph by Chriss Gunn
Space

Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted  February 5, 2016

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

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HT February 5

Posted  February 5, 2016

U.S. Air ForceĀ A1C Chase R. Lyth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan
Defense

Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted  February 5, 2016

A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot made history Feb. 2 as the first Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II.

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