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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

NASA photograph by Berit Bland Space & Technology

NASA Wallops successful launch rocks with student experiments

A NASA suborbital sounding rocket carrying multiple student experiments was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m., EDT, June 22, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment will undergo intensive training here on the latest versions of software before operational testing.

Air Force photograph by R.J. Oriez Defense

Annual acquisition conference a success

Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 13-14, for two action-packed days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment. 

Air Force photograph by Melanie Cox Defense

AFITC 2017 slated for August, registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference, Aug. 28-30, 2017, at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala.

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Navy photograph by PO1 Peter Burghart

Admiral praises USS Fitzgerald’s crew, announces investigations

Posted  June 19, 2017

The response of the crew of the severely damaged USS Fitzgerald “was swift and effective, and I want to point out -- as we stand by the ship -- how proud I am of them,” Navy Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, said June 18 at a press conference in front of the stricken ship that’s now moored in Yokosuka, Japan.

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Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw

U.S. showcases F-35 Lighting II aircraft at Paris Air Show

Posted  June 19, 2017

U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show, which started June 19 and runs through June 25 in Le Bourget, France, according to a U.S. European Command news release.

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Headlines – June 16, 2017

Posted  June 16, 2017

News The $13 billion aircraft carrier that has trouble with planes – The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land.   Qatar, U.S….

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News Briefs – June 16, 2017

Posted  June 16, 2017

Missing USS Shiloh sailor found alive The USS Shiloh (CG 67) sailor missing since June 8, has been found alive aboard the ship. Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims was found June 15, and will be transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for a medical evaluation. Following that evaluation a…

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From the collection of MSgt Robert Koch, retired .

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  June 16, 2017

On Dec. 5, 1943, the crew of B-24E #41-28463 -- an Army Air Corps Liberator -- was coming to the end of a night navigation mission that had started at Hammer Field near Fresno, Calif., the day before.

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