The Air Force has made some changes to its tuition assistance program, but officials say the policy could still be evolving.
Air Force officials are not yet sure how future
launches out of the Wallops Island, Va., facility will be impacted, following
the crash of a NASA-contracted vehicle on Oct. 28.
Ivan Ruiz, a pararescueman with the 56th Rescue Squadron, was awarded the
Bronze Star Medal with Valor at RAF Lakenheath, England, for his “outrageous
acts of heroism” against enemy forces in Afghanistan in 2013.
Russian Borey Class ballistic missile submarine successfully conducted the
first operational test of the Bulava nuclear-capable SLBM last week, the
Russian News Agency reported.
The US' nuclear laboratories and production
plants are looking ahead to the "most intense activity" level in
years, making consistent funding and careful planning essential, said National
Nuclear Security Agency Director Frank Klotz.
The contract for the
low-rate initial production lot of 43 F-35s with Lockheed Martin, agreed
to on Monday, came out to be
$4.55 billion, program manager Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported at a press conference Thursday.
Studies of F-35 noise
relative to legacy fighters will be released Friday and will show that “on the
ground, at full military power,” which is full power without afterburner, the
F-35 is “actually quieter, by a little bit” than legacy aircraft, the F-35 Program
Executive Officer said Thursday.
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