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2014-09-25 23:11:14

EPA Superfund (EPA ID: CA2570024453) Site LF-14 George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA utilizes 4 acres of HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure method Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 WatershedGeo recently closed EPA Superfund Site LF-14 at George Air Force Base with HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure medium. This site received all the Air Force base’s wastes (lube oil, paint, lacquer, naphthalene, PD-680, TCE, cleaning fluids, batteries, fire-fighting foam, hydraulic...

2014-09-25 12:22:51

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association concluded its annual Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition on Wednesday, September 17(th) by celebrating the Air Force's 67(th) birthday. Prior to the conference, AFA delegates held their 66(th) Annual National Convention over the weekend which included 203 authorized delegates from 45 state delegations. During the weekend long Convention, the AFA delegates elected new leaders and approved...

2014-09-16 08:22:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users. USSTRATCOM's operational acceptance follows a rigorous...

2014-09-16 08:22:01

Company marks seventh year as presenting sponsor for service's premier running event DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) why it remains the longest running presenting sponsor of the U.S. Air Force Marathon, and it will give you 15,000 reasons ... and then some. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO That's the number of runners who will take part in the 18(th) annual Air Force Marathon events - 5K, 10K, half...

2014-09-15 16:21:22

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, together with its U.S. Air Force partner at the F135 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, celebrated another significant milestone - qualification for F135 engine testing at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC). OC-ALC - which in addition to engine testing is also qualified to perform maintenance and repair work on F135...

2014-09-15 12:21:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry...

2014-09-10 08:20:32

All uniformed military personnel and DOD civilian employees may attend the conference free of charge ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's 2014 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition will be kicking off its 3-day, world class event on Monday, September 15th at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. During the week of the Air Force's 67th anniversary, the Air & Space Conference will discuss issues that the Air Force,...

2014-08-28 23:01:06

Members from CAP's Middle East Region carrying out air, ground missions in Virginia MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is filling the highbird role, helping provide airborne communication coordination, in the search for a missing Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia. CAP members are also participating in the search effort on the ground. The F-15 crashed about 9 a.m. local time...

2014-08-27 08:32:20

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, GOBankingRates' client Air Force Federal Credit Union was honored by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the 2013 Credit Union of the Year in the "less than $1 billion in assets" category at the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference in Dallas. The USAF awards this distinction annually to the credit union that goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service, high-quality financial products and catered support to the...

2014-08-27 08:21:32

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last evening, the United States Air Force (USAF) awarded GOBankingRates' San Antonio-based client Air Force Federal Credit Union the distinction of 2013 Credit Union of the Year in the "less than $1 billion in assets" category at the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference in Dallas. Established in 1992, the annual USAF award recognizes credit unions that provide the Air Force community superior customer service, high-quality financial...


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Thomas Jones
2012-10-22 11:32:31

Thomas Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was born Thomas David Jones on January 22, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Eagle Scouts as a child. He graduated from Kenwood High School in 1973 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in basic sciences in 1977. After completing as a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy, Jones served as an Air Force officer on active duty for 6 years. He then flew strategic...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

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