Final unmanned QF-4 flight

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The QF-4 target drone flew its final unmanned flight on Aug. 17 out of Holloman Air Force Base. The aircraft was serving as a target for a F-35 at White Sands Missile Range.

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Families of Red Baron and his victims to mark 100th anniversary of his aerial victories

Posted in Heritage on August 31st, 2016 Be the first to comment

The families of First World War fighter ace, Manfred von Richthofen, and his first victims will gather together at Whitgift School in Croydon on Sept. 17 to share the toast of reconciliation using a replica cup that the ace used to fabricate to mark his aerial victories.

Manfred von Richthofen
C. J. von Dühren [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

USS Independence (CV-62) to be broken up in Texas

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Decommissioned super carrier USS Independence (CV-62) will be making its final voyage to Brownsville, Texas to be broken up by International Shipbreaking Ltd.

USS Independence (CV-62) underway 1979
By: PH1 LINCOLN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USS Essex, Wasp to bring F-35Bs to Middle East next year

Posted in Marines, Navy on August 31st, 2016 Be the first to comment

Head of U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, told reporters that USS Essex and USS Wasp will be deploying to the Middle East next year and both ships will have the F-35B aboard.

F-35B after vertical landing
By U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist First Class Tommy Lamkin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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はじめまして! CMV-22Bs heading to Japan in 2021

Posted in Navy on August 31st, 2016 Be the first to comment

A U.S. Navy official disclosed that the carrier onboard delivery (COD) variant of the Osprey, CMV-22B, will arrive in Japan to replace the C-2 starting in 2021.

U.S. Sailors move into position to refuel a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Operation Damayan in the Philippine Sea 131117-N-XN177-028
By MC3 Peter Burghart [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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