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2013-06-13 08:20:43

Company to Provide Operations and Maintenance Services in Support of the Air Combat Command Remotely Piloted Aircraft MCLEAN, Va., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced it was awarded a subcontract by Battlespace Flight Services, LLC to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services in support of the Air Combat Command (ACC) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The single-award,...

2013-06-11 12:21:17

ARLINGTON, Va., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Wounded Airman Program was the designated sole beneficiary for this year's Air Force Association Cycling Classic, held June 8-9, 2013 in Arlington, Va. At an awards ceremony held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Air Force Memorial, AFA received a check for $18,500 raised through pledges made by those participating as part of Team Sabre in the AFA Cycling Classic. TEAM MaD Dad, led by David Hallisey,...

2013-06-11 08:20:49

PHOENIX, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) teams provided exploitation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities at a level never before achieved during Red Flag, the U.S. Air Force premiere aerial warfare exercise. During the exercise, live imagery from manned and unmanned aircraft was disseminated in near real-time to the Distributed Common Ground Station Imagery (DCGS-I) mobile test bed, which is used by the Department of Defence to test...

2013-06-06 16:20:46

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association invites you to attend an Awards Ceremony at the Air Force Memorial on Saturday, June 8 at 6:00p.m. featuring The United States Air Force Band's Airmen of Note. This event is free and open to the public and will honor the Wounded Airmen, event sponsors, and riders participating in the 2013 AFA Cycling Classic. The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. As a part of the...

2013-06-06 12:20:32

U.S. Air Force Life Rafts Used On C-5 Transport Aircraft EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been awarded an $850,000 contract to help update the 1960s-era 25-person life rafts used aboard the U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft. Wyle's work at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., includes developing a technical data package and prototypes. Obsolescence issues make it increasingly difficult to procure spare parts, and...

2013-06-05 12:22:31

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is pleased to announce that Adm. James A. Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at AFA's 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition. The event will be held Sept. 16-18, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac, in National Harbor, Md. AFA's annual Air & Space Conference brings together senior Air Force...

2013-06-05 12:21:56

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that it received a $25 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for the design, development and delivery of two Transporter Erector Replacement Vehicles to support the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Minuteman III fleet. If all options are exercised by the Air Force, the total program value for up to 26 mobile vehicles under this contract could reach over $92 million. (Logo:...

2013-06-05 08:20:46

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing comprehensive support to consolidate the U.S. Air Force Space Command's launch ranges is the goal of an alliance that includes InDyne, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and URS Corporation (NYSE: URS). These companies, which comprise the Consolidated Range Enterprise (CoRE) joint venture, have submitted a proposal for the Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support Contract, or LISC. The multi-billion-dollar LISC program...

2013-06-04 16:20:58

EDWARDS, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It covers a base period of 22 months...

2013-06-04 08:21:17

ARLINGTON, Va., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to welcome General Mark A. Welsh, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, as the guest speaker for the June AFA Air Force Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. General Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 690,000...


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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...

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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