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2014-03-19 16:20:34

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO This is the second aircraft delivered as part of Global Hawk's Lot 10 contract, joining a Block 30 system delivered four months early in November of last year. Two additional aircraft, a final...

2014-03-17 12:20:43

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Friday, the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, dismissed the concern over the growing violations of religious freedom in the Air Force as a "perception." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080930/FRCLOGO U.S. Reps. John Fleming (R-LA), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Michael Turner (R-OH), Mike McIyntire (D-NC), Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Michael Conaway (R-TX) all...

2014-03-14 16:20:25

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56(th) Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members here today. The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variant, known as LF 5030, is the first of 144 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base. "The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of...

2014-03-13 23:00:46

Radar expert: 'CAP brings different and unique tools to the table.' Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 “It’s a normal search and rescue mission,” said Lt. Col. John Henderson of Civil Air Patrol’s role in the search for missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Henderson, a radar analyst for the U.S. Air Force’s 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (RADES) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is vice commander of CAP’s 10-member National Radar Analysis Team. ”CAP...

2014-03-12 12:20:26

Air Force Academy's Action Violates A New Pentagon Regulation PLANO, Texas, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute expressed outrage at an Air Force Academy decision to erase a cadet's Bible verse from a dry erase board hanging on his dorm room door. The decision came in response to a complaint from Mikey Weinstein, President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. According to an Air Force spokesperson, the incident was not punishable, but "a...

2014-03-04 23:03:00

ASAP Systems’ effective automated inventory and asset tracking system Passport makes asset management and inventory control quick and more accurate for Malmstrom Air Force Inns’ Montana Property by reducing the time it takes to do the property’s bi–annual audits, eliminate problems due to human error, and generate real-time accurate reports to share with employees showing detailed knowledge of the state of the property’s assets and the inventory levels. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March...

2014-03-04 16:20:59

Each Deserving Young Patriot Receives $5,000 SAN ANTONIO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront today announced the five recipients of the 2014 Military Child of the Year® Award. The national non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families annually gives the award to an outstanding military child from each branch of service - Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard....

2014-03-04 16:20:20

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce that Maj. Gen. James F. Martin, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, will be the guest speaker for March's breakfast series session. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on March 11, 2014, at the Sheraton Pentagon City, in Arlington, Virginia. Martin is responsible for planning and directing...

2014-02-21 00:20:21

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 20 at 8:59 p.m. EST today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's second launch in 2014 and the 79(th) launch since the company was formed in December 2006. "Congratulations to the entire mission team on tonight's successful launch of the GPS IIF-5 satellite,"...

2014-02-20 08:20:57

Largest Solar Plant in Department of Defense Expected to Save Base $500,000 Dollars Annually BELMONT, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, and MIC Solar Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE:MIC), today announced the completion of a 16.4 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant located outside Tucson, Arizona on Davis-Monthan Air Force...


Latest Air Force Reference Libraries

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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