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2014-03-31 12:20:52

ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association announced today the winners of CyberPatriot VI, the sixth season of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. On March 29, 2014, CyberPatriot VI concluded its week-long National Finals Competition at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Out of the 621 Open Division teams that originally registered, Team "Azure" of North Hollywood High School from North Hollywood,...

2014-03-27 12:20:17

ARLINGTON, Va., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association will partner again with Arlington Sports, Inc. to host the region's premiere cycling event, the 2014 Air Force Association Cycling Classic (AFACC), June 7-8 in Arlington, Va. The AFA Wounded Airman Program (WAP) will be the sole official beneficiary and will receive a portion of the funds raised from the event. WAP supports the work of the Air Force Wounded Warrior office and directly helps seriously ill and...

2014-03-27 08:40:42

Fundraiser aimed at reuniting wounded service members with their families BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is being recognized as the presenting sponsor of the Luke's Wings Annual Hero Gala, featuring Fashion Takes Flight. The gala, taking place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., is aimed at raising funds to reunite service members who have been wounded in the line of duty with their families during recovery....

2014-03-25 16:20:37

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce that Dr. William A. LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, will be the guest speaker for April's breakfast series session. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on April 16, 2014, at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. LaPlante is the Air Force's service acquisition executive, responsible for all Air Force research, development, and...

2014-03-24 00:20:13

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Republic of Korea has formally selected the Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. "We are honored by and appreciate the trust and confidence the Republic of Korea has placed in the 5(th) Generation F-35 to meet its demanding security requirements. We look forward to supporting the discussions between the Republic of Korea and U.S. governments in support of a final...

2014-03-19 16:20:34

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO This is the second aircraft delivered as part of Global Hawk's Lot 10 contract, joining a Block 30 system delivered four months early in November of last year. Two additional aircraft, a final...

2014-03-18 16:20:28

ARLINGTON, Va., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CyberPatriot VI will culminate next week with the National Finals Competition on March 28-29 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Twenty-six teams of high school students and two teams of middle school students are gearing up to compete in one last round of challenges to win top honors in the competition's Open and All Service high school divisions - and the competition's newest addition, a...

2014-03-17 12:20:43

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Friday, the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, dismissed the concern over the growing violations of religious freedom in the Air Force as a "perception." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080930/FRCLOGO U.S. Reps. John Fleming (R-LA), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Michael Turner (R-OH), Mike McIyntire (D-NC), Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Michael Conaway (R-TX) all...

2014-03-17 08:22:10

DENVER, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a foreign military sales contract to support the Republic of Korea's Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system. This contract is valued at approximately $9 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Lockheed Martin has been providing sustainment engineering and logistics support to the Republic of Korea since 1996, the year that the...

2014-03-14 16:20:25

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56(th) Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members here today. The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variant, known as LF 5030, is the first of 144 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base. "The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of...


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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