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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Lockheed Martin begins T-50A flight operations in South Carolina

Posted  December 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin T-50A is soaring over Greenville, South Carolina with flight operations now underway. The initial test flight took place Nov. 19, 2016. The Lockheed Martin T-50A is soaring over Greenville, S.C., with flight operations now underway. The initial test flight took place Nov. 19, 2016. The T-50A was announced as…

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Defense

Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Posted  December 2, 2016

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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Los Angeles County Air Show announces 2017 scholarship program

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin announces the STEM Scholarship Program that will recognize and reward a minimum of three students with scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering college for the first time in…

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Deployed airmen celebrate Thanksgiving downrange

Posted  December 2, 2016

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Force protection sentries from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron head out to work on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. While many squadrons allowed their members to celebrate Thanksgiving while deployed, the mission did not stop.   Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine…

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