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2014-05-19 23:01:24

Peru cites the firefighting mission as one reason it has purchased two additional Spartan C-27Js from Alenia Aermacchi. Fresno, California (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The certification of the Guardian firefighting system on the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan helped Peru’s Minister of Defense, Hon. Pedro Cateriano Bellido, in the decision to purchase two additional aircraft. He explained that the choice of the C-27J comes from the unique characteristics of the aircraft, which will allow it to...

2014-05-16 23:07:50

Major General Eric W. Crabtree (Ret.), Former Deputy Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA, Joins Desktop Alert Strategic Advisory Board (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Desktop Alert, Inc. (http://www.desktopalert.net), a leading provider of IP-Based mass notification technology to the United States Air Force, United States Army and numerous Department of Defense Agencies, today announced the company has appointed (Ret.) Major General Eric W. Crabtree, USAF to its...

2014-05-15 12:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) invites the public to help honor the nation's wounded warriors by attending the "Salute to Wounded Warriors" Concert, at the Air Force Memorial, in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force. The concert is one element of a jam-packed weekend of events scheduled under the Air Force...

2014-05-06 23:02:04

Nevada Wing's Ralph Miller and Virginia Wing's Warren Vest are to serve on CAP governing body. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Cols. Ralph Miller, Pacific Region deputy chief of staff for operations, and Warren Vest, former national finance officer, have been selected as the newest at-large members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors. With his selection Friday by the CAP Senior Advisory Group, Miller succeeded Lt. Col. Ned Lee of the Pacific Region as one of...

2014-05-01 12:22:54

ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration for the Air Force Association's (AFA) 2014 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is now live! This unique three-day conference will be held Sept. 15-17, 2014, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. AFA's Air & Space Conference is an ideal opportunity for professional development for military, government, industry, and...

2014-05-01 12:21:26

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's DC Chapter (AFCEA DC), a non-profit association dedicated to providing our members with technical, policy, regulatory, program and budget information that directly shapes federal technology decisions in the Defense & Security arena, today announced its Spring Leadership Award Winners, the 2014 Technology Heroes from the Five Armed Forces. The 7(th) Annual AFCEA DC...

2014-04-28 12:20:48

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services, will be the guest speaker for May's AFA Air Force Breakfast Series session. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on May 15, 2014, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Cox serves as the senior Air Force officer responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel...

2014-04-18 23:08:33

Greenbee Parking, a rising new airport parking service, has received rave reviews in the latest Nashville airport parking reviews for their outstanding service by their clientele. Travelers using the Nashville (BNA) airport can expect more from their service provider in terms of multiple parking options at more affordable rates. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Greenbee Parking, a growing airport parking firm, has been heralded as one of the preferred service providers by their...

2014-04-15 16:21:07

Bipartisan Letter Asks Secretary Of The Air Force To Revise Religious Freedom Regulations WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, bipartisan members of the House of Representatives submitted a letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, urging a revision to Air Force regulations to allow greater religious freedom in the Air Force. To read the letter online, please follow this link: http://libertyinstitute.org/document.doc?id=148...

2014-04-15 12:20:51

CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded services contracts totaling more than $7 million by the United States Air Force to support their fleet of Halvorsen 25K cargo loaders. The services contracts continue through March 2015. The Halvorsen 25K Loader is used by the military to load, unload and transport palletized cargo as well as rolling stock (vehicles) on both military and commercial...


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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