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Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base at White Marsh, Md., just north of Baltimore.

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AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Iraqi air force captain Hama conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon Dec. 17, 2014, located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Ariz. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn Defense

Short-notice: A new way to exercise

When 1st Lt. Matt Lavigne's phone rang late Dec. 10, he knew it was time to scramble into action.

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Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific…

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NASA’s Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new mission

Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle The artistic concept shows NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers have confirmed K2’s first exoplanet discovery proving Kepler can still find planets. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using…


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Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Arabian Gulf

Posted  December 10, 2014

Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced Dec. 10 the laser weapon system - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines - was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

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Boeing CST-100 spacecraft moves another step closer to flight

Posted  December 10, 2014

Boeing and NASA recently completed the Ground Segment Critical Design Review and set the baseline design for the company’s Commercial Crew Transportation System, moving a step closer to the planned early 2017 voyage to the International Space Station. Completion of the Certification Baseline Review allows construction on system hardware, including the spacecraft and United Launch…

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Missing airman from World War II buried at Arlington

Posted  December 10, 2014

The remains of an Army Air Forces Airman who had been missing since World War II was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 4.

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Air Force realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted  December 10, 2014

In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer…

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Boeing expands landing gear overhaul, exchange offerings

Posted  December 10, 2014

Boeing announced Dec. 10 that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing’s new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes. Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs…

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CalVet launches veterans homes hiring blitz

Posted  December 10, 2014

In preparation for the opening of a new Skilled Nursing Unit at the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home, CalVet will be holding a CalVet Job Fair Jan. 21, 2015. The fair runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will be held at the West LA Home, 11500 Nimitz Ave., Los Angeles. CalVet is seeking applicants for…

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Headlines December 8, 2014

Posted  December 8, 2014

News: Hagel says U.S. to leave up to 1,000 extra troops in Afghanistan – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday confirmed that the Obama administration will leave up to 1,000 more troops than originally planned in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, as the United States and NATO nations scramble to ensure that a new international mission to…

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News Briefs December 8, 2014

Posted  December 8, 2014

Israeli military opens new Gaza war investigations The Israeli military says it has opened eight new criminal investigations into cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer’s Gaza war. The Dec. 6 announcement appears to be a further attempt to head off international investigations into the military’s conduct during the 50-day conflict. More than 2,100…

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NASA’s new Orion spacecraft completes first spaceflight test

Posted  December 8, 2014

NASA marked a major milestone Dec. 5 on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

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Double Deuce: Two MC-130Js celivered to U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 8, 2014

Lockheed Martin photographs by David Key U.S. Air Force crews ferried two MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 5. These aircraft will be operated by the 352nd Special Operations Group and will be based at Royal Air Force Mildenhall…

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