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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

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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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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Air Force Chief of Staff discusses joint fight with Incirlik Airmen

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Devin M. Rumbaugh U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to 39th Air Base Wing Airmen Aug. 17, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Goldfein spoke to the Airmen on their importance to the mission at Incirlik. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein…

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U.S. Army awards Raytheon Long Range Precision Fires risk mitigation contract

Posted  August 24, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $5.7 million risk-mitigation contract for the Long Range Precision Fires program. The new missile will replace the Army’s aging inventory of long range, surface-to-surface missiles. Fired from mobile launchers, LRPF will fly farther, faster, and feature a new warhead. “As the world’s largest missile maker, Raytheon…

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Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

Posted  August 24, 2016

A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one airman is acquiring his sea legs.

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35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Posted  August 24, 2016

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

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Board for Corrections of Naval Records, VA partner for online Q&A session

Posted  August 24, 2016

The Department of the Navy Board for Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are teaming up Aug. 26 to host a live Facebook question and answer session. The Q&A will be held at noon, EDT,[9 a.m., PDT] on the Navy’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USNavy. The live chat will provide current…

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