NASA prepares for Moon, Mars with new addition to Deep Space Network

Surrounded by California desert, NASA officials broke ground Feb. 11 on a new antenna for communicating with the agency's farthest-flung robotic spacecraft. Part of...

First African American from the U.S. Air Force Academy

Charles Vernon Bush was the first African American to graduate, in 1963, from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bush entered the...

Global Lightning 20 Concludes at Combined Space Operations Center with Greatest Commercial Participation to...

Exercise Global Lightning 20 successfully concluded with the most commercial partnership participation to date at the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force...

FY 2021 DOD budget request seeks 3 percent pay raise for service members

President Donald J. Trump's request for $705.4 billion to fund the Defense Department in fiscal year 2021 prioritizes readiness and modernization, the strengthening of...

Lockheed Martin delivers second KC-130J aerial refueler to France’s Armée de l’Air

Lockheed Martin delivered the second of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l'Air on Feb. 4, 2020, at...

Navy V-22 program demonstrates ‘speed to the fleet’ with first delivery

The Navy accepted the first CMV-22B Osprey Feb. 7, 2020, with fleet delivery to follow in 2021. The government-industry team celebrated the acceptance milestone during...

VCSAF Wilson Visits B-21 Manufacturing Facility in Palmdale

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson visited the B-21 Raider manufacturing facility at Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, Calif., Feb....

Solar Orbiter launch takes solar science to new heights

Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched at 11:03 p.m. EST, Feb. 9...

Baghdad tells military officials to minimize U.S. reliance

The Iraqi government has told its military not to seek assistance from the U.S.-led coalition in operations against the Islamic State group, two senior...

Boeing Australia completes first Loyal Wingman Fuselage

The Boeing Australia team recently completed major fuselage structural assembly for the first Loyal Wingman. The aircraft is one of three prototypes that will be...