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2014-09-16 08:22:01

Company marks seventh year as presenting sponsor for service's premier running event DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) why it remains the longest running presenting sponsor of the U.S. Air Force Marathon, and it will give you 15,000 reasons ... and then some. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO That's the number of runners who will take part in the 18(th) annual Air Force Marathon events - 5K, 10K, half...

2014-09-15 16:21:22

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, together with its U.S. Air Force partner at the F135 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, celebrated another significant milestone - qualification for F135 engine testing at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC). OC-ALC - which in addition to engine testing is also qualified to perform maintenance and repair work on F135...

2014-09-15 12:21:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry...

2014-09-10 23:07:04

U.S. Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (Retired), Balan Ayyar, joins Sevatec as Chief Operating Officer Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Sevatec, Inc. (Sevatec) announced today the appointment of USAF Brigadier General (Retired) Balan Ayyar as Sevatec’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). With Sevatec’s recent promotion of Burke Cox from COO to President, Balan will focus on ensuring Sevatec’s continued operational capability to achieve our federal clients’ mission...

2014-09-10 08:20:32

All uniformed military personnel and DOD civilian employees may attend the conference free of charge ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's 2014 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition will be kicking off its 3-day, world class event on Monday, September 15th at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. During the week of the Air Force's 67th anniversary, the Air & Space Conference will discuss issues that the Air Force,...

2014-09-09 08:20:53

Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.) and CEO of Marvin Test Solutions, and Mr. Loofie Gutterman, President of Marvin Test Solutions to Lead Seminars on Legacy Aircraft Maintenance and Sustainment Test Equipment and Post-SDD Enhancements for the F-35; Registration Now Open IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Test Solutions, a trusted provider of globally deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, announced today that it...

2014-08-28 23:01:06

Members from CAP's Middle East Region carrying out air, ground missions in Virginia MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is filling the highbird role, helping provide airborne communication coordination, in the search for a missing Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia. CAP members are also participating in the search effort on the ground. The F-15 crashed about 9 a.m. local time...

2014-08-27 08:32:20

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, GOBankingRates' client Air Force Federal Credit Union was honored by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the 2013 Credit Union of the Year in the "less than $1 billion in assets" category at the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference in Dallas. The USAF awards this distinction annually to the credit union that goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service, high-quality financial products and catered support to the...

2014-08-27 08:21:41

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27320. The Air Force Global Hawk fleet logged more than 88...

2014-08-27 08:21:32

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last evening, the United States Air Force (USAF) awarded GOBankingRates' San Antonio-based client Air Force Federal Credit Union the distinction of 2013 Credit Union of the Year in the "less than $1 billion in assets" category at the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference in Dallas. Established in 1992, the annual USAF award recognizes credit unions that provide the Air Force community superior customer service, high-quality financial...


Latest United States Air Force Reference Libraries

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...

Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980. She subsequently received her commission and initially served as an F-16 weapons separation...

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973. In pursuit of a higher education, he went to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a...

Charles L. Veach
2012-10-01 17:13:09

Charles Lacy Veach served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot for over 14 years before being selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1984. Veach served as an astronaut until his passing from cancer on October 3, 1995 in Houston, Texas. “Lacy” Veach was born in Chicago, Illinois and with his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Veach, still reside in Honolulu. Veach graduated from Punahou School in 1962 and went forward in his academics to the United...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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