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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft begins first stages of Pluto encounter

Posted  January 16, 2015

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles from Earth.

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U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

Posted  January 16, 2015

Photograph by ChinU Pak An infantryman with the Republic of Korea’s 21st Division practices weapons qualification during the 2nd Infantry Division’s Expert Infantryman Badge testing and training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 7. The 2nd Infantry “Warrior” Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. For more than 60 years, 2nd Infantry…

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Army researchers gather to discuss aviation initiatives

Posted  January 16, 2015

Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology gaps on futuristic aviation-sustainment concepts that could forever change Army aviation – from air-vehicle design to usage and maintenance and real-time mission planning. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has partnered with the…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies

Posted  January 16, 2015

Northrop Grumman has named Thomas H. Jones, vice president and general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies, for the company’s Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately.     In this new position, Jones will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies. He will also oversee the shaping of…

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VA announces appointment of new members to advisory council

Posted  January 16, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. VA will appoint Stephen L. Hauser, MD as committee chair for a term through September, 2016. Hauser is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the…

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Headlines January 14, 2015

Posted  January 14, 2015

Business Raytheon working on Tomahawk with active seeker More than 2,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at live targets since 1991. In every case, the missile has been aimed at a fixed, non-moving target. Air Force wants to improve DCGS imagery The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is retiring its current systems of…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

Posted  January 14, 2015

Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

Posted  January 14, 2015

Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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National Training Center prepares Soldiers for battlefield

Posted  January 14, 2015

At the National Training Center, or NTC, asymmetric training often takes center stage.

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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

Posted  January 14, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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