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2014-03-11 12:20:57

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies welcomes Lt. Gen.

2014-03-11 08:21:39

Distributed Flight Simulator Program Requires Real-Time Network Connectivity and Performance to Conduct Virtual Aircraft Training Exercises BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2014-03-05 12:20:17

ARLINGTON, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network, Inc.

2014-03-04 23:00:38

General Fraser USTRANSCOM Commander: [The Aeroscraft] has the potential to fulfill future defense transport needs, from sustaining operational logistics to humanitarian and contingency support

2014-03-04 16:20:20

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce that Maj. Gen. James F.

2014-02-17 20:20:05

SMSgt Monk Receives Medal For Superior Performance During Official Awards Ceremony Feb. 12 SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2014-02-06 12:21:46

AFA's Annual Conference to Discuss National Security Challenges ARLINGTON, Va., Feb.

2014-02-04 08:21:08

Software Planner Correlates Disparate Data into One Dynamic Battlespace Picture DENVER, Feb.

2014-01-29 16:20:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnPoint Consulting, Inc. (OnPoint) is pleased to announce the award of a 10-year, $59 million contract with the U.S.


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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