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2013-11-18 12:21:59

Note: All military members on Active Duty and DoD civilian personnel can attend the conference free of charge. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's not too late to register for the Air Force Association's 2013 Pacific Air & Space Symposium! Hear from military leaders, senior government officials, expert researchers, and academia as they address the many challenges that the U.S. Air Force faces in its global role. The Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency...

2013-11-14 16:21:12

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A United States Air Force Minotaur I rocket is scheduled to lift-off at 7:30 p.m. EST, Nov.19, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission, which features the deployment of 29 satellites in space. The...

2013-11-14 12:20:33

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) recently achieved another successful flight test, with the missile scoring a direct hit on a moving maritime target. The test was conducted in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) program. Flying over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif., a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber from the 337(th) Test and Evaluation...

2013-11-14 08:24:24

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air Force senior leaders, Wounded Warriors, and Air Force Association staff met during an AFA-hosted Warrior Mixer in Colorado Springs on October 30, 2013. Daniel Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and AFA's Executive Vice President retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, presented a joint memorandum of understanding regarding AFA's Wounded Airman Program (WAP). The new...

2013-11-12 12:21:29

General Dynamics Information Technology to deliver cyber security and network defense to all U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard bases. FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a task order to provide modernized base-level network security boundary support to the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at all active Air Force and Air National Guard bases worldwide. The task order was awarded under the Network-Centric...

2013-11-07 23:30:25

The Cardia Draconis is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an Air Force Emergency Manager, and the command representative from each of the Air Force Major Command (MAJCOM) signs the Award Proclamation; only nine others have ever been awarded the Air Force’s Cardia Draconis honor. Panama City, Florida (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 More than 60 friends, family and colleagues (both past and present) gathered recently to witness the presentation of the Cardia Draconis or “Heart of the...

2013-11-07 23:01:05

Belinda Dunbar of Willingboro, NJ, is the latest winner of a complementary auto body repair in the body shop company's program to honor and thank veterans. Trevose, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Belinda Dunbar, who retired from the Air Force after a career of 20 years, has been named the latest winner of CollisionMax’s Metal of Honor project. Mrs. Dunbar, a clerk in the Collingswood, NJ Post Office, lives in Willingboro, NJ. Free of charge, CollisionMax of Westmont will repair Mrs....

2013-11-05 08:21:13

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute will discuss a concept known as the Macgregor Transformation Model--an approach that promises a reduction in the overall size of the Department of Defense; a substantial reduction in operating costs; and an increase in combat capability. WHO: Retired Navy Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, retired Air Force Lieutenant General David Deptula, and retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. WHAT: Discussion of operational...

2013-11-04 12:20:16

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce an upcoming AFA Air Force Breakfast featuring guest speaker Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary of the Air Force. The event will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Eric Fanning is the Acting Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was confirmed as the 24th Under Secretary of the Air Force on April 18, 2013, and began to...

NASA Aircraft Placed On Display At Air Force Flight Test Museum
2013-11-04 09:12:04

NASA Three unique research aircraft previously flown by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center or its predecessor organizations have recently been placed on display at the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Museum staff and volunteers moved the Northrop X-4 Bantam and one of two General Dynamics F-16XL aircraft to the exhibit area on Aug. 9, 2013, and days later accepted the Boeing X-48C Hybrid/Blended Wing Body on loan while Boeing, NASA Dryden and the Air...


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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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