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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.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Joshua Strang Defense

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.

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen Veterans

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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New Air & Spaceport CEO Drees to address Outlook Conference

Posted  December 18, 2015

Karina Drees, who will assume duties as CEO and General Manager of Mojave Air & Space Port in January, will be among regional business and industry leaders to speak at the Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference Feb. 26, 2016.

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Headlines – December 23, 2015

Posted  December 23, 2015

News SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, lands booster back on land – It may not top the Eagle’s 1969 moon landing, but SpaceX’s confirmation Dec. 21 night that it successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station could be remembered as a historic turning point in rocketry.     Business…

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Officials plan announcement of WWI Memorial design team

Posted  January 8, 2016

The winning design team for the national World War I memorial will be announced Jan. 25, the commission charged with overseeing the centennial commemoration of the war has announced. The design concept will be from one of the five finalist teams that presented plans to the design jury today, according to Edwin Fountain, vice chairman…

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Northrop Grumman to produce first Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted  January 6, 2016

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has received a U.S. Navy contract modification for non-recurring engineering and recurring support to configure the first Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The E-2D is an all-weather, airborne early warning, command and control aircraft that will meet the Japanese Defense Ministry’s requirements for a future airborne early warning platform, according to a…

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Headlines – January 4, 2015

Posted  January 4, 2016

News The presidential candidates on defense – Contenders for the Democratic and Republican nominations sound off on national security, troop levels, the VA and more.     Business Lockheed ends 2015 with $5.3 billion C-130J deal – Lockheed Martin has capped off 2015 with contracts for 43 C-130J cargo aircraft of various shapes and breeds…

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