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Weekly News Digest

October 28, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 26  

Welcome to the Weekly News Digest from Aerotech News and Review, featuring top stories from each of our aerospace and military base newspapers this week.

Each section is from a different base and its newspaper, with a link to read more of the story. Also, the image of the newspaper links you to that publication's web site.

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Paul Kinison
Aerotech News and Review


NASA Dryden F/A-18 to chase 'FaINT' sonic booms
Aerotech News October 26, 2012  
NASA's Supersonics Project will embark on its latest effort to soften sonic booms when a NASA F/A-18 aircraft takes to the air in a project called Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, beginning in late October. As the latest in a continuing progression of NASA... Read more... 


TPS technical director honored for outstanding flight test contributions
Desert Wings October 26, 2012

The Society of Flight Test Engineers honored United States Air Force Test Pilot School technical director, David L. Vanhoy, with the 2012 Kelly Johnson Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in flight test engineering.

It is a single, annual award that... Read more... 
Birds of a different feather
Beacon October 26, 2012

March Air Reserve Base is home to the mighty C-17 Globemaster III and the reliable KC-135 Stratotanker. But did you know it's also home to several species of other birds, of the feathered variety? In particular, the Great Blue Heron has become a frequent visitor to the base parade field and visits it in the... Read more... 
SMC hosts Industry Days
Aerotech LAAFB October 26, 2012  
Dr. Wanda Austin, Aerospace Corporation president and CEO, moderates an industry panel discussion about meeting new challenges at SMC Industry Days, Oct. 3. Other panel members include Craig Cooning, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin... Read more...   
Operational concept of the future
High Desert Warrior October 25, 2012  

The National Training Center is in the process of executing a Decisive Action training rotation with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colo. During the past few days, 1st BCT Soldiers have been busy preparing M1A1 Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting... Read more...  


Nellis releases more on Aviation Nation Open House schedule
Bullseye October 26, 2012  
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - The 2012 Aviation Nation schedule for Nov. 10 and 11 has been released. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and national anthem at 10:30 a.m. Flying acts will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the following order:... Read more... 


Buena High School Marching Colts Band Hero award given to two Fort Huachuca workers
Scout October 18, 2012

Two Fort Huachuca employees were honored Friday night at Buena High School after being selected as Heroes to represent Sierra Vista along with the Buena High School Marching Colts Band at the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Dec. 27. During the pre-game show... Read more... 


Luke hosts civilian pilots for flight safety
Thunderbolt October 26, 2012

Civilian pilots were given the opportunity to land their aircraft at Luke Air Force Base during a two-day event held Oct. 18 and 19. The civilian fly-in greeted approximately 170 participants with about 40 civilian aircraft. "The purpose of the event was to promote safe flying operations between... Read more... 


SFS Airman receives Hero of the Year award
DLN October 26, 2012


Staff Sgt. Aaron Escalante, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, was one of four to receive the Hero of the Year award at the fifth annual Tucson observance of Heroes Day, Oct. 18.

Sergeant Escalante and Mushe, 355th SFS military working dog, are being honored by... Read more... 


Marines simulate U.S. Embassy evacuation in Yuma, Twentynine Palms
Desert Warrior October 11, 2012  

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor course conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise in the City of Yuma, Ariz. and at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms, Oct. 19.

WTI, designed to provide advanced... Read more... 



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In This Issue
Aerotech News
Edwards AFB
March ARB
Aerotech LAAFB
Fort Irwin NTC
Nellis, Creech and NTTR
Fort Huachuca
Luke AFB
Davis-Monthan AFB


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