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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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New home for old favorites

Posted  October 10, 2014

The AFFT Museum recently acquired two remodeled historic aircraft, a YF-4E Phantom II and a Piper PA-48 Enforcer, during the end of September to add to its lineup of historic flight test aircraft.

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Nellis Open House returns Nov. 8-9

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Stan Parker The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Clover-Loop Opener to kick off their performance during the final day of the Artic Thunder air show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27, 2014. The Thunderbirds are one of many acts that will take to the skies during the…

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Airmen help save life at Lancaster gym

Posted  October 10, 2014

Several Edwards AFB Airmen were at the 24 Hour Fitness Center in Lancaster, Calif., Sept. 25, when a man went into cardiac arrest.

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Satellite data shows U.S. methane ‘hot spot’ bigger than expected

Posted  October 10, 2014

One small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the standard ground-based estimate - according to a new study of satellite data by scientists at NASA and the University of Michigan.

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Officials discuss report on U.S.-Japan defense guidelines

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. officials Oct. 7 gave an interim report on progress of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japanese Defense Cooperation. The officials, speaking on background, said the new guidelines are in response to new threats extant in the world and to a new willingness of Japan to embrace a greater role in the world. The last time…

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Boeing, Virgin Atlantic Airways celebrate delivery of airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted  October 10, 2014

Boeing and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Boeing, Airbus at odds over black boxes that eject

Posted  October 10, 2014

The world’s two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find. Airbus is nearly ready to equip airliners with data and cockpit voice recorders that eject so that they can float to the ocean’s surface instead of…

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Obama: Move heaven and earth to care for disabled vets

Posted  October 10, 2014

With the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the nation commemorates for the first time the two battles disabled veterans have fought – the battle over there and the battle at home – the battle to recover, President Barack Obama said Oct. 5 during the dedication ceremony. Congress approved the building of the memorial with…

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Headlines October 6, 2014

Posted  October 8, 2014

News: Canada at war: Vote to launch combat mission against ISIS passes 157-134 in House of Commons - One by one, Conservative MPs in the House of Commons led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper voted late Sept. 7 to join the war in Iraq, passing a controversial motion that clears the way for Canadian CF-18s to…

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News Briefs October 8, 2014

Posted  October 8, 2014

U.S. general: $750 million military cost in Liberia The Army general who commands U.S. troops in Africa says U.S. military efforts against the Ebola crisis in Liberia are expected to cost $750 million over six months. Gen. David Rodriguez tells reporters at a Pentagon news conference that a very small number of highly trained troops…

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