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2013-08-08 16:20:48

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association today announced the 2013 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Each year, AFA salutes twelve outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements. AFA proudly honors these Outstanding Airmen at its annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition held in September in Washington, D.C. "The Air Force Association is very proud to honor the...

2013-08-08 00:20:13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:29 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's seventh launch in 2013, the 73(rd) launch since the company was formed in December 2006, and the second WGS mission launch this year. "Congratulations to the entire team on today's successful launch of the...

2013-07-30 23:03:26

Hosted by Best Selling Author Heidi Murkoff, the showers will support hundreds of military mothers deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 What: The USO and What to Expect Foundation are partnering to host three baby showers for hundreds of expecting military mothers living in Okinawa, Japan. Heidi Murkoff, author of the bestselling "What to Expect" series of pregnancy and parenting books and creator of WhatToExpect.com will host the...

2013-07-30 08:21:32

ORLANDO, Fla., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a contract potentially worth $490 million to continue providing network and integration services under the Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) 2.0 service contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The DMON enables dissimilar aircraft platforms located across the globe to seamlessly interoperate and train together in a realistic...

2013-07-29 08:21:04

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully operated its full-scale prototype long-range air surveillance radar during a recent capability demonstration to the U.S. Air Force. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, and reporting aerial targets. This next-generation system will replace the Air Force's AN/TPS-75 air search...

2013-07-25 16:21:33

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins expressed serious concerns today after learning that the Air Force had censored a chaplain's inspirational website post, entitled "No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave it All in World War II." The phrase, which President Eisenhower made famous in 1954, dates back to the Japanese attack at Corregidor during World War II. (Logo:...

2013-07-22 12:21:45

ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies and the American Enterprise Institute's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies welcomes Lt. Gen. Burton Field as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Hour event. WHO: General Field currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements for the United States Air Force. He is responsible to the secretary of the Air Force and...

2013-07-22 12:20:40

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently delivered a full-sized, functional prototype of the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to test facilities and pre-launch processes in advance of the arrival of the first GPS III flight satellite. The GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) arrived at the Cape on July 19 to begin to dry run launch base space vehicle...

2013-07-17 08:20:43

Collaboration of outstanding companies, government laboratories and universities will develop and deliver technology to the warfighter and commercial markets SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) has released its first Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on developing a technology platform for Human Performance Monitors for military and civilian personnel in high stress situations such as pilots, special operations personnel,...

2013-07-11 16:20:22

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the 2012 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award during a ceremony June 7 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is the prime contractor for the high-flying fleet of Global Hawks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this news release are available at...


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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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