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2014-07-22 12:20:59

ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFA members from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional members to discuss the challenges facing the Air Force. The AFA members, including AFA Chapter and State Presidents, were briefed by senior Pentagon officials, then attended nearly 40 scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill. They discussed challenges such as the problems at the VA, the importance of readiness and modernization, and the negative...

2014-07-18 16:20:50

HOUSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO After his final shuttle flight, Hartsfield served in a number of NASA administrative posts, including deputy chief of the astronaut office, deputy director for flight...

2014-07-17 20:20:34

B-2 bomber inspires employees, guests with re-enactment of the historic first takeoff PALMDALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=26558 Just as they had on that historic day 25 years ago, several thousand...

spacex falcon 9
2014-07-13 03:44:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights. In a statement, the company said that the certification was “a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program” and that meeting...

2014-07-08 12:21:05

ARLINGTON, Va., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) proudly announces the launch of the new Air Force Magazine website: www.airforcemag.com. The website has undergone a complete redesign to provide a more user-friendly and interactive experience for aerospace professionals -- and all readers of the magazine. Air Force Magazine is AFA's flagship publication and one of the world's foremost publications in the fields of defense and aerospace reporting. From...

2014-07-02 12:21:08

ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the 12 recipients of the 2014 Mike and Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship. AFA will present $2,500 to each awardee to assist spouses of airmen and Department of the Air Force civilian employees who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate degrees. The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate, bachelor, or...

2014-07-02 08:21:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) payload for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 2:56 a.m. PDT today. This launch marks the 51(st) Delta II mission for NASA and Delta II's return to flight as the first of two planned Delta II launches this year, and also the seventh ULA launch of 2014 and the 84(th) since the company was formed. "Congratulations...

OCO-2 mission launch
2014-07-02 07:01:52

By Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center A Delta II rocket blazed off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday morning to begin a landmark mission to survey carbon dioxide gas in Earth's atmosphere. NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2, is expected to provide insight into how the planet adjusts to the increased production of carbon dioxide from a vantage point in orbit that will allow it to take readings on a scale never achieved before....

2014-07-01 16:22:21

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Future of the Australian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/defence/future_australian_defense_industry_market_attractiveness_competitive_landscape_forecasts_2018_1.html SummaryThe Future of the Australian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019...

2014-06-26 16:21:11

STRATFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force's rescue mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract...


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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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