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2014-02-17 20:20:05

SMSgt Monk Receives Medal For Superior Performance During Official Awards Ceremony Feb. 12 SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk--who filed complaints that his former commander discriminated against him for holding a biblical view of marriage--the Meritorious Service Medal on February 12. Liberty Institute represents SMSgt Monk and commends the Air Force for recognizing his outstanding contributions,...

2014-02-06 12:21:46

AFA's Annual Conference to Discuss National Security Challenges ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's 2014 Air Warfare Symposium is just two weeks away! The 2014 Symposium will take place February 19 to 21, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Themed "Preserving the Airpower Advantage," this year's Symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace industry, and national security in the context of...

2014-02-04 08:21:08

Software Planner Correlates Disparate Data into One Dynamic Battlespace Picture DENVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is developing a software planner that integrates air operations and missile defense systems, giving the Air Force the ability to "see" and better understand dynamic global situations. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth approximately $8 million to provide an air and missile defense planner...

2014-01-29 16:20:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnPoint Consulting, Inc. (OnPoint) is pleased to announce the award of a 10-year, $59 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide IT services to the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW). Headquartered at Andrews Air Force Base, AFDW is the Air Force component for the National Capital Region under Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region Command. Under the AFNCR (Air Force National Capital Region) IT contract, OnPoint...

2014-01-23 23:25:21

The Phase II STTR grant will support application development for Lake Shore's prototype THz system for materials characterization. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement under extreme temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that the Air Force intends to award the company a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant. This grant will aid Lake Shore as it continues to develop its 8500...

2014-01-16 12:20:36

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association invites you to attend an AFA Air Force Breakfast held in partnership with the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies with the Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, as our featured speaker. This event will now be held on Jan. 29, 2014. Sworn in on December 20(th), 2013, as the 23(rd) Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James' responsibilities include the organizing, training, equipping, and...

2014-01-13 16:20:16

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is pleased to confirm that the Secretary of the Air Force has approved Air Force participation in AFA's 30th Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, February 19-21, 2014. The conference will once again be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Themed "Preserving the Airpower Advantage," this year's symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace...

2014-01-07 12:21:06

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce an upcoming breakfast with new Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on January 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia. Sworn in on December 20(th), 2013 as the 23(rd) Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James' responsibilities include the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of the Air...

Falcon 9 Rocket Proves Itself As Viable Geostationary Orbital Launcher
2014-01-07 05:10:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: Jan. 7, 2014 (5:10 a.m.) SpaceX has completed its first Falcon 9 launch of the New Year, putting Asian satellite operator THAICOM’s latest spacecraft into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). Falcon 9 delivered THAICOM 6 to its targeted 295 x 90,000 km GTO at 22.5 degrees inclination, meeting 100 percent of the mission objectives. The launch occurred January 6 at 5:06 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape...

2013-12-19 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ceremony held today at U.S. General Services Administration headquarters, GSA and the United States Air Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) securing Air Force's use of GSA's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and OASIS Small Business contracts for procurement of complex professional services. OASIS is a first-of-its kind contract that will provide the government with a total solution 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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