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August 13, 2008

NTSB Says Crew Did Not Intercede In Raytheon Cobra Accident

Wanted To See If UAV Would Correct Problem Autonomously

The decision to allow a unmanned aerial vehicle to correct its final approach course without human intervention appears to have led to the July 28 loss of an experimental Raytheon Cobra UAV, which was under evaluation by crews at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

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Remains Of Missing WWII P-51 Pilot Identified

To Be Buried At Arlington Next Month

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Tuesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Northrop Grumman Says DoD Tanker Meeting Was Productive

Company Prepared To Move Forward With Revised Proposal

Representatives of the Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-45 Tanker team met Tuesday with US Department of Defense acquisition officials to discuss the draft amendment to the KC-X Tanker Request for Proposals. Following the meeting, Northrop Grumman vice president and KC-45 program manager Paul Meyer issued the following statement.

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Group Says 87 Percent Of Americans Support Missile Defense

Over Half Believe A Real Threat Exists

A national poll released Tuesday revealed that 87 percent of the American Public believes that the United States should have a missile defense system, according to a group dedicated to the development of just such a program.

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New Air Force Leaders Pledge To 'Reinvigorate' Service

Will "Return The Vigor And The Rigor To All Processes And Missions"

Newly sworn-in Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz pledged Tuesday to "reinvigorate" his service's acquisition woes and mishandling of nuclear weapons.

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Navy Workhorse Trainer's Service Comes To An End

Last Flight For The Buckeye

It's the end of an era. Last week, a T-2 Buckeye made its last student training flight from Naval Air Station Pensacola, before the type was retired from service after close to 50 years.

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Report: Soldiers Must Pay To Check Duffels On American Airlines

Really, AA? I Mean... Seriously???

Well, so much for being able to report a nice story about a US airline, without that same carrier providing its own sad counterpoint.

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Sniper ATP-Equipped B-1B Scores Combat First

New Targeting Pod Used To Drop Guided Munitions

A Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-equipped B-1B Lancer had its first weapon employment in combat over Southwest Asia August 4, successfully targeting enemy forces on the ground and dropping one guided bomb unit-38 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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