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Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing
2013-10-30 07:00:34

[ Watch the Video: Dream Chaser Unmanned Flight Suffers Crash Landing ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a series of successful ground and captive-carry tests with its flagship Dream Chaser commercial space taxi, Sierra Nevada Corp.’s (SNC) latest experiment, falls short of perfection. On Saturday, October 26, SNC’s Dream Chaser was airlifted by helicopter to launch altitude for what was a largely successful automated test flight. However, as the...

2013-10-29 12:20:57

Note: All military members on Active Duty and DoD civilian personnel can attend the conference free of charge. LOS ANGELES , Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Register today for the Air Force Association's 2013 Pacific Air & Space Symposium to 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 Century Plaza...

2013-10-24 16:20:33

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) the worldwide resource efficiency management (REM) support services task order. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The $38 million task includes one base year and two option years. "We are very pleased to be selected to continue our more than...

2013-10-23 12:29:28

Michael Hawkins and Michael Eliason to begin operating a new home care franchise in Salt Lake City early 2014 SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Veteran's Day, Interim HealthCare Inc. announced today that its newest franchise agreement is with two retiring Air Force veterans in Salt Lake City. Michael Hawkins and Michael Eliason are the recipients of the waived franchise fee that Interim HealthCare announced earlier this year as a special incentive and...

2013-10-16 23:18:40

Dickson Continues to Work With Elite Air Force Organzation on Cyber Security Initiatives San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Denim Group, the leading secure software development company, today announced that principal John Dickson was reappointed by the US Air Force Space Command to its Commander’s Group, a select group of respected civilian leaders that serve as community advocates for the Air Force and Air Force Space Command issues while providing outside counsel to Air Force...

2013-10-15 08:32:09

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing up in small town Kentucky, Dr. William Caldon DMD can't remember a major epiphany that set him on his life course in dentistry - but when he was in fifth or sixth grade, his dad pointed out that a local dentist up the street had a good, comfortable life and suggested, "Why don't you become a dentist?" Still sharing the value of a smile--and helping repair and create thousands of them for his grateful patients--nearly 40 years...

2013-10-10 12:20:18

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that 15 employees have received the United States Air Force Director's Award for their role in helping the Air Force return the F-22 Raptor, the world's most advanced fighter jet, to active service. The award was signed by Major General Charles Lyon, Air Combat Command Director of Operations, and by Colonel Gregory...

2013-10-04 12:20:19

Wyle to Provide Semiconductor Devices and Components Reliability Analyses for Air Force's Research Laboratory EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been awarded a task order valued at $14.9 million to provide analyses of military and commercial developmental semiconductor devices and components for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The Defense Technical Information Center's Reliability Information...

2013-10-03 23:01:46

Civil Air Patrol squadron commander and deputy assistant secretary of energy, Department of the Air Force, to be honored with prestigious Sammie Service to America Medal for championing safe use of alternative fuels to ensure energy independence for combat and support missions worldwide. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 First Lt. Kevin T. Geiss, commander of the Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing’s Mount Vernon Composite Squadron, is one of nine recipients of the...

2013-09-27 23:18:32

To ensure preparedness of Air Force personnel to “continue the fight” in a WMD environment, the Air Force turned to ARA’s team of CBRN and Instructional Systems Design experts to develop a comprehensive training course. ARA’s Training Solutions Super Group recently completed the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Awareness Course for the U. S. Air Force Emergency Management Program managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. Panama City, FL (PRWEB)...


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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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