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NROL-45 launched from Vandenberg

A pillar of orange fire rose into star-spangled, velvet-black skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in the predawn hours of Feb. 10, heralding the deployment of a new National Reconnaissance Office satellite.

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Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Training concluded Feb. 3 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer procedures and connectivity to host nation air operations centers.

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano Defense

KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

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From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes major design milestone for AR1 engine

Posted  December 21, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne photograph A 1/6 scale model of the AR1 engine currently in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne and on schedule to meet flight qualification in 2019 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has completed a key design milestone for its AR1 rocket engine last week. AR1 is an American-made engine that is…

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CSAF awards Silver Stars to Vietnam vets

Posted  December 21, 2015

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III congratulates retired Chief Master Sgt. Ronald W. Brodeur and Eric L. Roberts II after presenting them with the Silver Star during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 2015. Brodeur and Roberts received their medals…

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Juno PTV successfully launched for Missile Defense Test

Posted  December 21, 2015

The U.S. Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners successfully completed the fourth launch of a Patriot Test Vehicle today from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M.

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Headlines – December 18, 2015

Posted  December 18, 2015

News Defense Secretary conducted some official business on a personal email account – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter relied on a personal email account to conduct a portion of his government business during his first months at the Pentagon, according to White House and Defense Department officials and copies of Mr. Carter’s emails obtained by…

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News Briefs – December 18, 2015

Posted  December 18, 2015

BAE Systems lays off 160 workers at Norfolk shipyard BAE Systems has laid off 160 workers at its Norfolk, Va., shipyard in the second round of job cuts. The company says the Dec. 16 layoffs, along with the first round of layoffs in November and voluntary departures, cut the shipyard’s employment by about 400 jobs….

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