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Air Force, Army Aviation come together to complete vital mission in Egypt

Army photograph by Sgt. Thomas Duval Soldiers and airmen load a UH-60 Black Hawk into an Air Force C17 Globemaster III Aug. 19, 2104, at an old Israeli airstrip in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. The airstrip is now used by the Multinational Force and Observers stationed in Sinai Egypt. The Black Hawk was loaded…

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Joint effort validates ability to move Stryker vehicles via air

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, marking the Army's first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction.

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Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 experimental spaceplane design for DARPA

Northrop Grumman image Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1, shown here in an artist’s concept. In addition to low-cost launch, the XS-1 will serve as a test-bed for a new generation of hypersonic aircraft. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman with Scaled…

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Air Force, Creare develop technology

Courtesy photograph CREARE engineers test the 10 K cryocooler in a thermal vacuum chamber. The Air Force and the New Hampshire-based business developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected to enhance operation of space-based infrared detectors. The Air Force and Creare, a small, New Hampshire-based business, developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected…

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Bomber crews showcase take-off talents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_8qr7ojpWg&feature=player_embedded Air Force photograph by SSgt. Sean Martin A B-52H Stratofortress starts its engines during a Minimum Interval Takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 14, 2014. Common place during the Cold War, a MITO challenges crews to get multiple aircraft airborne as quickly as possible in response to an alert call. Ten B-52H…


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Air Force’s new maritime radar becomes operational

Posted  August 11, 2014

The Air Force Technical Applications Center has a welcome addition to its treaty monitoring capabilities – the Cobra King radar system aboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Cobra King is a new, state-of-the-art mobile radar system consisting of S- and X-band phased radars that AFTAC employs to provide worldwide, high quality, high resolution, multi-wavelength radar…

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VA funds SoCal agencies in battle to end homelessness

Posted  August 11, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Aug. 11 the award of $23.1 million in homeless prevention grants to counties in Southern California. The grants will serve approximately 4,400 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. This award will serve Veteran families associated with 17 different…

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ATK’s AARGM earns third full-rate production award from U.S. Navy

Posted  August 11, 2014

ATK, a world leader in precision-guided weapons, missile products and rocket motors, has been awarded a contract valued at $96.2 million by the U.S. Navy for the third full-rate production lot of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. The contract covers AARGM and Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force. “AARGM…

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Team Eglin supports Army Apache testing

Posted  August 11, 2014

Similar to popular cell phone advertisements, engineers at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., engineers are demonstrating how they provide a connection between different contacts to create a joint network.

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Headlines August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

News: F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound laser guided bombs on ISIL - U.S. fighter jets have begun pounding artillery held by the al Qaeda-inspired militants in northern Iraq with laser guided bombs, a senior Defense official said Aug. 8. Obama signs VA bill top open outside care to veterans - President Obama signed into law a major overhaul…

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Body of U.S. general arrives at Dover Air Force Base The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan “insider attack” has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed Aug. 7 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., home to the nation’s largest…

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Pease ANGB selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force officials announced Aug. 6, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., as the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.

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Giving back

Posted  August 8, 2014

Friends came to congratulate F-16 Test Pilot Col. Todd Ericson on his retirement from the U.S. Air Force and his new adventure as a Virgin Galactic pilot, but in lieu of gifts for Todd and his wife Mary Beth, the Ericson family asked that friends donate household items and toys for Airman’s Attic, a free shop for airmen stationed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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NASA selects U.S. small business technology transfer projects for further development

Posted  August 8, 2014

NASA has selected 23 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue the development of innovative technologies that will support future agency mission needs and may also prove viable as commercial products and services.

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ATK passes critical design review for space launch system booster

Posted  August 8, 2014

ATK photograph ATK’s five-segment solid rocket booster will power America’s new rocket – NASA’s Space Launch System, which is on track to launch in 2017. ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ATK has successfully completed its Critical Design Review with NASA to verify that the five-segment solid rocket booster is on track for an…

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