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2014-05-29 20:20:20

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. and NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In three separate flight tests on May 27th, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140529/92431 In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central...

2014-05-29 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) logistics experts met at the National Press Club May 28 to discuss how the company supports international operations including the Pacific Rim. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The briefing detailed how Northrop Grumman is leveraging its more than 80 years of expertise in logistics to provide innovative, affordable solutions that enhance effectiveness over the total life cycle of the...

2014-05-28 08:21:39

Flight record is more than 50 percent above those recorded for Global Hawk in 2013 SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) series, which includes the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23....

2014-05-27 12:20:45

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has built and demonstrated a unique communications capability for the U.S. Department of Defense that enables fifth-generation aircraft to share information through existing data links with fourth-generation fighters to improve situational awareness and combat effectiveness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II are the world's only...

2014-05-20 12:21:55

Airmen Participating in the 2014 Air Force Association Cycling Classic Will Share Their Personal Stories of Their Journeys to Rehabilitation ARLINGTON, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's (AFA) Wound Airman Program will host a panel discussion on June 6, 2014, featuring wounded airmen participating in the 2014 Air Force Association Cycling Classic (AFACC). The AFACC, held in partnership with Arlington Sports, Inc., is the region's premier cycling event,...

2014-05-20 12:21:01

MAIDEN, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air T, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market: AIRT) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Ground Support, LLC, has been awarded a new contract to be the sole supplier of deicing trucks to the United States Air Force. The contract award is for two years commencing July 14, 2014 with four additional one-year extension options that may be exercised by the United States Air Force at a total contract value up to $38 million. The award...

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...


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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