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2014-06-19 12:20:56

ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration for the premier National Youth Cyber Defense competition, CyberPatriot, is underway. Over 400 teams are already registered for CyberPatriot VII, representing 40 states, and including teams from Puerto Rico, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany. Check out the latest promo video from CyberPatriot to learn more about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_TbXri0XQ0. Established by the...

2014-06-18 12:21:03

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program has announced Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) of Northern Virginia as its fifth CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. Students in the program also gain...

2014-06-12 12:21:10

ARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association, in partnership with Peter Huessy's Congressional Breakfast Series, is proud to announce an upcoming AFA Air Force Breakfast Series event featuring guest speaker Lt. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Air Force Association's Headquarters Building, in Arlington, Virginia. Due to space and...

2014-06-11 12:21:32

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The system that allows the U.S. Marines to coordinate flying operations for all air assets has been modernized by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS) within the U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Air Command Center was upgraded with the Marine Corps Air Mission Planner application to provide the Marines with a modernized mission planning application to better plan and execute aviation operations....

2014-06-10 12:21:07

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A hybrid cloud developed by the Global Combat Support System - Air Force (GCSS-AF) program and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide a secure, hosting capability, that when used with other existing services, will lower costs, increase agility and improve service for 800,000 Air Force users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b The GCSS-AF cloud pilot, which concludes in July 2014, strives to provide a hosting...

2014-06-10 12:20:55

ARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Wounded Airman Program (WAP) was the designated beneficiary for this year's Air Force Association Cycling Classic, held June 7-8, 2014, in Arlington, Va. At a ceremony held Saturday, June 7, 2014, AFA received a check for $20,000 in support of WAP initiatives. The funds were raised through pledges made by those participating as part of Team Sabre in the Cycling Classic's Challenge Ride as well as individual...

2014-06-09 12:21:12

SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force awarded the prestigious Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for superior performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness to the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft program produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The Sustainment Excellence Award is named for...

2014-06-05 08:21:49

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is the one-of-a-kind event that brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia, and current event specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. This year's conference dates are September 15 - 17, 2014. The conference will once again be held at the Gaylord...

2014-06-03 16:20:52

MOORESTOWN, N.J., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $914 million contract to improve the way objects are tracked in space and increase our ability to prevent space-based collisions. Lockheed Martin's Space Fence solution, an advanced ground-based radar system, will enhance the way the U.S. detects, catalogs and measures more than 200,000 orbiting objects. With better timeliness and improved surveillance coverage, the system will...

2014-06-03 08:22:26

ARLINGTON, Va., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host a discussion with Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. The event will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Air Force Association, in Arlington, Virginia. Beginning with the Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions in the opening days of Operation Enduring Freedom, the...


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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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