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2013-09-27 08:22:09

Investors to earn returns from solar panels on a major U.S military base FORT DIX, N.J., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaic, America's first online marketplace to offer solar investments to the public, is providing a new way to support our nation's energy independence and troop preparedness. Starting today, investors large and small in the state of California, can put their dollars to work investing in solar panels on military housing. Mosaic is offering investments in a 12.3...

2013-09-24 08:20:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior national security experts and former government officials convened by the Stimson Center today issued a report outlining a new defense strategy that would advance America's national security but still make it possible to cut about $50 billion from the Defense Department's annual budget. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/DC68405LOGO) The report describes 27 specific recommendations to implement the new strategy,...

2013-09-23 23:21:03

Optometry NCO Saves Life in Houston, announces 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs. Laughlin Air Force Base, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Staff Sgt. Robert Niter III, 47th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of optometry here, lived up to the military’s motto of being on duty 24/7 while on vacation recently. Nearing the end of his leave in Houston on Sept. 12, Niter and his girlfriend, Rita, had planned an afternoon trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science before they...

2013-09-23 08:20:58

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The prototype for Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]'s next generation GPS III satellite reached a major milestone on August 30 when it successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), being developed by Raytheon [NYSE: RTN], during a series of pre-flight tests. During the Compatibility and Integration (C&I) Tests, Lockheed Martin's GPS III...

2013-09-19 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee held confirmation hearings on President Obama's proposed Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James, and his proposed Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Maj. Gen. Jessica Garfola Wright. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins, a Marine Corps veteran, praised members of the Committee...

2013-09-18 12:23:30

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-3) communication satellite at 4:10 a.m. EDT, Sept. 18, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The satellite was carried to orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130918/DC82251) The satellite successfully separated from the...

2013-09-18 08:20:13

ULA Completes Four Launches on Two Coasts in Just Two Months CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-3 (AEHF-3) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 4:10 a.m. EDT today. This was ULA's 9th launch of an ambitious 12-mission schedule for the year and marks the 40(th) Atlas V mission and the 75(th) launch for...

2013-09-16 12:20:59

Book chronicles people, innovation behind development of stealth bomber WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today released a new book about the people and innovation that helped create the U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber, one of most powerful and survivable aircraft ever produced. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Entitled "B-2: The Spirit of Innovation," the book was written by political analyst...

2013-09-13 16:20:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council's executive vice president, and other members of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRF) met with senior U.S. Air Force officials at the Pentagon to discuss the escalation of religious liberty infringements not just in the U.S. Air Force but across the military. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Air Force officials also...

2013-09-11 12:20:53

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been encapsulated into its payload fairing in preparation for a Sept. 18 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The AEHF system is the nation's only protected strategic and tactical satellite communications program. It works in concert with its predecessor, Milstar, for global...


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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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