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2014-04-03 16:20:27

Demonstration at Beale Air Force Base proves system can send data independent of command and control BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a series of ground and air demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., expanding the adaptability of the Global Hawk system to use an additional Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link to improve the transfer of mission data....

2014-04-03 12:21:42

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's upcoming session of the Air Force Breakfast Series will now have Maj. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting for the Office of the Assistance Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, as the guest speaker. Originally Dr. William A. LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, was scheduled to speak. The event will still be held on April 16, 2014, from 7:00...

2014-04-02 08:21:10

Spotlight shines on AFCEA International's members excelling in technical achievement and local involvement. FAIRFAX, Va., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for qualified IT professionals with leadership qualities continues to grow despite constrained government budgets and limited corporate growth. A BSI Global Research Incorporated survey of 208 chief executive officers of privately held U.S. businesses revealed that people with technology/engineering skills to...

2014-04-01 08:21:18

Company Provides Commercial Air Services Supporting Airborne Fighter Requirements for DoD NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 18 years announces the addition of Lieutenant General Bill Rew, USAF (ret) to the ATAC Team. Most recently serving as the Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, located at Langley AFB, Virginia, General Rew assisted in overseeing more than...

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...


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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