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September 27, 2011

Coast Guard Shows Its Heritage During Hurricane Irene

USCG Aviators Put Themselves On The Line During Natural Disaster

I had the privilege of deploying to Coast Guard Station Cape Cod on Aug. 27, 2011 to document the arrival of Hurricane Irene. When word came that the storm would hit Massachusetts on the 28th, the Coast Guard was ready with the wisdom of centuries, satellite imagery and established agency partnerships. Weathering storms in the Northeastern United States is in our service's ancestral DNA.

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VX-31 Flies Harrier On Biofuel Blend For The First Time

Tests Performed At China Lake Included Hover Maneuvers

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), China Lake performed the first bio-fuel flight test in AV-8B Harrier #88, Sept. 21 over NAWCWD's land ranges in the upper Mojave Desert. After preliminary ground test events earlier in the week, the Harrier was flown by Maj. Gary "Mouth" Shill, a pilot from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 at NAWCWD. According to Hal Bennett, project lead for the AV-8B bio fuel flight test program, the testing was flawless.

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F-22 Raptor Resumes Test Flights

Aircraft Being Prepped For Delivery To USAF

The F-22 Raptor returned to the skies Monday in a series of test and production flights, the first since a four-month fleet stand down was lifted on Sept. 19, 2011 by the U.S. Air Force.

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Reduces About 540 Positions

Sites In Texas, Georgia, California See Greatest Impact

Lockheed Martin announced Monday there will be approximately 540 reductions in employment across its Aeronautics business area as part of a plan to trim the organization and improve operational efficiency. The greatest impacts are occurring at the larger sites in Fort Worth, TX, Marietta, GA, and Palmdale, CA.

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