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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Pearl Harbor remembered

Posted  December 5, 2016
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Headlines – December 2, 2016

Posted  December 2, 2016

News California guardsmen and other troops won’t be required to repay bonuses – House and Senate negotiators have agreed not to require thousands of California National Guard troops to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.     Business BAE Systems, DRS Technologies to develop crew-served weapon…

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News Briefs – December 2, 2016

Posted  December 2, 2016

EU unveils defense action plan amid Trump criticism The European Union unveiled plans Nov. 30 to promote defense cooperation and wiser military spending as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warns NATO’s European allies to start paying their fair share. The European Commission said the multibillion-euro plan would fund research into areas like encrypted software or robotics…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  December 2, 2016

Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter, but can also arise at other times of the year.

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California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

Posted  December 2, 2016

Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a deal between House and Senate negotiators. The agreement is included in a must-pass defense policy bill filed Nov. 30 and awaiting an expected…

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