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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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Air Force releases investigation results on F-16C crash

Posted  August 24, 2016

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials have released the results of the accident investigation into the Aug. 11, 2015, crash of a U.S. F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft near the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. At the conclusion of the accident investigation, the board president, Col. Jill A. Long, 603rd Air Operations Center…

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USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted  August 24, 2016

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by Marleah Miller About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, said Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. Shown here, soldiers in a tactical critical care evacuation team prepare for a patient transfer mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun East, Afghanistan. About 92 percent of soldiers…

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Navy small business expo to explore advancing fleet innovation

Posted  August 24, 2016

The Navy’s premier small business event, focusing on how such companies can inject agility and innovation into fleet capabilities, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center Aug. 24-25. The Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event is cosponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association and will feature Space…

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New NASA record holder for cumulative days in space

Posted  August 24, 2016

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land on Sept. 6, for a record total of 534 days in space. The Expedition 47/48 mission is Williams’ fourth…

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