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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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F-35A Lightning II airframe completes third life testing in unique facility

A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 hours of 'flying', in BAE Systems’ unique testing facility in Brough, East Yorkshire, England.

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Palmdale hosts Veterans Day ceremony

A crowd of several hundred veterans and patriots turned out Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day ceremony at the AV Wall, at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale. This year’s celebration commemorated the 35 anniversary of the dedication of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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AF awards contract for new rideshare capability on Space Launch missions

Posted  November 10, 2017

The Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded the Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapters procurement contract to Orbital Sciences Corp., Space Systems Division for $33,982,424.  The LDPE contract requires an EELV-compatible payload adapter with power, attitude control and propulsive capabilities, integration services for Government furnished payloads, and one year of…

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Air Force recognizes Veterans in Blue

Posted  November 10, 2017

Veterans in Blue 2017 is now available online. First launched in 2010, Veterans in Blue is a portrait collection showcasing men and women who have contributed to the security of our nation and the legacy of the Air Force. This year, the series showcases 38 stories of service by Air Force veterans. The Airmen highlighted…

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Retailers/Restaurants offer Veterans Day Discounts

Posted  November 10, 2017

Many retailers and restaurants are offering special discounts for veterans this Veterans Day. Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214, Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued…

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Raytheon, Saab team to develop new infantry weapons

Posted  November 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces. Initially, the team will upgrade the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab’s AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U.S. and international requirements. The Carl-Gustaf system is used by the U.S. Army…

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Vet Briefs November 10

Posted  November 10, 2017

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in northern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action. The…

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