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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. Hyungchul Kim, Vice Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Air Force, as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Forum. The event will be held on Friday, March 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Pentagon City, in Arlington, Virginia. Sixty years after the armistice, the Republic of Korea is one of the United States' core treaty...

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/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected the company to deliver network services as part of the defense contractor's multi-million dollar agreement with the U.S. Air Force to support their distributed simulation training network....

2014-03-05 12:20:17

ARLINGTON, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) announced today that it has won a $700,000 contract to support the 99th Communication Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140305/NE76716 The contract is being managed by the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group (38 CEIG) at Tinker Air Force Base, OK. Under the contract, ESN will support moving the 99th Communication Squadron into a new...

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 roles. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 General William M. Fraser III, Commander of United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) provided testimony and made statements on Thursday in regards to the Aeroscraft before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on the State of the Command. In...

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. Martin, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, will be the guest speaker for March's breakfast series session. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on March 11, 2014, at the Sheraton Pentagon City, in Arlington, Virginia. Martin is responsible for planning and directing...

2014-02-25 08:21:46

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior defense officials will discuss where priorities and opportunities exist beyond the FY2015 budget at the upcoming Defense Technologies & Requirements (DTAR) Conference, presented by Penton's Aviation Week, the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries. The ninth annual event will be held at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA on March 4-5, 2014. Industry...

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. Air Force awarded Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk--who filed complaints that his former commander discriminated against him for holding a biblical view of marriage--the Meritorious Service Medal on February 12. Liberty Institute represents SMSgt Monk and commends the Air Force for recognizing his outstanding contributions,...

2014-02-06 12:21:46

AFA's Annual Conference to Discuss National Security Challenges ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's 2014 Air Warfare Symposium is just two weeks away! The 2014 Symposium will take place February 19 to 21, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Themed "Preserving the Airpower Advantage," this year's Symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace industry, and national security in the context of...

2014-02-04 08:21:08

Software Planner Correlates Disparate Data into One Dynamic Battlespace Picture DENVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is developing a software planner that integrates air operations and missile defense systems, giving the Air Force the ability to "see" and better understand dynamic global situations. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth approximately $8 million to provide an air and missile defense planner...

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. Air Force to provide IT services to the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW). Headquartered at Andrews Air Force Base, AFDW is the Air Force component for the National Capital Region under Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region Command. Under the AFNCR (Air Force National Capital Region) IT contract, OnPoint...


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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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