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Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 14, 2019.

Defense

Army fields new handgun system to military police

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

Defense

Hill AFB Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an exponentially more challenging exercise Red Flag, 19-1 Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Virgin Galactic postpones scheduled flight test

Virgin Galactic has postponed the scheduled Feb. 20 flight test of SpaceShipTwo and VSS Unity because of bad weather at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Southern California. “Our test flight window opened this morning, but the Mojave weather isn’t cooperating,” Virgin Galactic representatives said in a Twitter statement. “We plan to try again…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: Tony LeVier and the wall

With all due respect to the rock group Pink Floyd, back in 1950 there were very few “bricks in the wall” known as the sound barrier. Today, a multitude of pilots have added their names to the fraternity of those that have gone supersonic, but let’s look back at when it was just a handful.


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Business

Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile repeats success in second flight test

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a second modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile in a flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test follows closely behind the successful first flight of a modernized TACMS in late October. Five more flight tests are planned in coming months for the modernized TACMS program. Launched from a…

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Events

Thunderbirds return to 2016 demonstration schedule

Posted  June 15, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds recently announced the return to the 2016 demonstration schedule, beginning this weekend in Ocean City, Md. The Thunderbirds will perform at Hill Air Force Base's Warriors Over The Wasatch open house and air show June 25-26.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  October 9, 2018

History is best described as the setting sun and the night that follows. Those of us who have a passion for all things historical realize we are attempting to keep that history in the daylight for future generations, by taking the old and repackaging it in a new and interactive way that will spark the…

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Bicyclist killed in collision

Posted  August 7, 2017

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed at approximately 6:36 a.m., Aug. 7 on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The victim was struck while bicycling on the eastbound lane of Rosamond Boulevard. Air Force Security Forces were first on scene. The man was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead….

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Defense

SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

Posted  August 26, 2016

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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