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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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Japanese first lady pays tribute at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii

Posted  August 24, 2016

Japan’s first lady has visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for the first time to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack 75 years ago. Akie Abe said in a Facebook entry Aug. 22 that she laid flowers and prayed at the USS Arizona Memorial. “I offered flowers and a prayer,” she wrote in…

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Carter: U.S. Servicemember’s death shows more work lies ahead

Posted  August 24, 2016

An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member near Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Aug. 23, and wounded another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers, officials of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said. In a statement announcing the incident, officials said the service member was killed conducting activities with Afghan counterparts under NATO…

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Northrop Grumman completes G/ATOR Block II preliminary, critical design reviews

Posted  August 24, 2016

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Marine Corps have achieved two major milestones in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 23

Posted  August 24, 2016

On this look around the Air Force big changes are coming for additional duties, Airmen participate in exercise Northern Strike, and B-52 Stratofortresses conduct a ceremonial flyover in Australia.

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Headlines – August 22, 2016

Posted  August 22, 2016

News Coalition jets scrambled to defend U.S. forces from Syrian bombing – A U.S.-led coalition sent aircraft into northeastern Syria Aug. 18 in a “very unusual” move to protect American special operation ground forces from attacks by Syrian government jets, a Pentagon official said Aug. 19.     Business Raytheon wins GPS modernization contract –…

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