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Celebrating STEM achievements — First, Fastest, Farthest

The Los Angeles County Air Show is delighted to provide an exhibition for anyone interested in aerospace and the STEM fields, as well as to offer scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in this area. What’s so cool about this STEM Exhibit?

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New Lockheed Martin readiness contract strengthens sustainment industry

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a seven-year, $3.53 billion contract to globally sustain more than 300,000 fielded Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations, including live-fire ranges and instrumentation systems.

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Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

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NASA Armstrong successfully flies new subscale aircraft

The Subscale Research Lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently introduced a not-so-small MicroCub, a 60-percent-scale super cub modified by Armstrong to support engineering campaigns focused on the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.

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Lighter, faster, smaller equipment needed for Soldiers to win, says Gen. Townsend

Posted  March 12, 2018

"Our troops need equipment that is more effective -- lighter, faster and smaller. That is going to be a theme of mine," said the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Navy Super Hornets leave nest, soar skies with Air Force Falcons

Posted  March 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman U.S. Navy personnel prepare three F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni prior to a joint sortie with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 28, 2018. During the flight, both sets of pilots gained experience…

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Boeing, Turkish Airlines finalize deal for up to 30 787 Dreamliners

Posted  March 12, 2018

Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced March 12 that they have finalized a firm order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes. The firm order will allow Turkey's flag carrier to further meet the growing demand at its home airport, Istanbul's third airport, and improve the flying experience for passengers.

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U.S. military IDs airman lost in dogfight over Germany in ’43

Posted  March 12, 2018

The U.S. military has found the remains of a World War II pilot who was last seen in a dogfight over Germany almost 75 years ago, the Department of Defense said March 8. Lt. William W. Shank never returned from the 1943 fight. His fellow airmen last saw him straightening out his P-38 Lightning after…

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Coalition live-fire exercise enhances Iraqi combat capabilities

Posted  March 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin Iraqi Army 1st. Lt. Wael Yousif Hamman (center) goes over a training scenario during an Iraqi Air Force joint terminal attack controller qualification course at Besmayah Range, Iraq, March 4, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in airstrikes on the range, and…

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