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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

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Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Aug. 28 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.


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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted  August 20, 2015

For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community and one of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program.

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Headlines August 19, 2015

Posted  August 19, 2015

News: Navy SEALs to open to women, top admiral says – The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday in an exclusive interview. First flight of U.S. Air Force tanker delayed by a month – The first flight of the…

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News Briefs August 19, 2015

Posted  August 19, 2015

Two fighter jets collide on ground at Nellis AFB Base officials didn’t disclose whether pilots were hurt or the amount of damage to two U.S. Air Force fighter jets that collided on the ground during the weekend at Nellis Air Force, Nev. A statement from the 99th Air Base Wing public affairs office said the…

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Ninth CMSAF laid to rest

Posted  August 19, 2015

“If you've met Chief Binnicker, you've met an icon -- a hero, a legend," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody.

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Send your name to Mars on NASA’s next Red Planet mission

Posted  August 19, 2015

Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASAís journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the Red Planet aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander, scheduled to launch next year. “Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surface,” said Jim Green, director of…

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NASA begins to build satellite mission to improve hurricane forecasting

Posted  August 19, 2015

SwRI photograph Engineers begin construction of the first of eight microsatellites for NASAís Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Communication antennas, attitude control, GPS receiver, and other instrumentation will be installed on the satellite frame in the coming weeks. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted  August 19, 2015

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space.

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NASA awards grants to expand STEM education at minority serving institutions

Posted  August 19, 2015

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project has selected†five universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $6 million to provide educator training and expand course offerings in science, technology, engineering and math. Four universities were selected to receive MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement grants, which provide up to $250,000 per year for a maximum of three…

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U.S. Special Operations Command taps Raytheon for mission support

Posted  August 19, 2015

U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded the SOCOM-Wide Mission Support contract to Raytheon. The multiple award is an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity vehicle with a $900 million ceiling. Under this Group A contract, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies will provide professional, program management and technical services to special operations forces around the world. The Group A SWMS contract…

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Headlines August 17, 2015

Posted  August 17, 2015

News: After delicate negotiations, U.S. says it will pull Patriot missiles from Turkey – The United States said Aug. 16 that it would withdraw two Patriot missile-defense batteries from southern Turkey this fall, a sign that the Pentagon believes the risk of Syrian Army missile attacks has eased since the Patriots were deployed in 2013. Officials…

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