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Michigan Wolverines use five field goals to boot Air Force Falcons

Michigan Wolverines use five field goals to boot Air Force Falcons

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W! #GoBluepic.twitter.com/5odDPbnYrC— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) September 16, 2017ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman Donovan Peoples-Jones scored on a 79-yard punt return and Quinn Nordin tied the school record with five field goals, leading No. 7 Michigan to a 29-13 victory over Air Force on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Peoples-Jones' touchdown was the first of his career. Wilton Speight completed 14 of 23 passes for 169 yards as Michigan (3-0) finished off its non-conference schedule. Ty Isaac led the ground attack with 89 yards on 16 carries, and Karan Higdon had a 36-yard rushing touchdown with 1:02 remaining. Quarterback Arion Worthman rushed for 60 yards on 26 carries and also completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Cleveland for Air Force (1-1). All six of Worthman's othe
North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country's nuclear goals, according to state media.The aim was to establish "equilibrium" of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as saying.Mr Kim's comments come after North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan - in what is being described as the country's farthest-reaching test.The move split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions against North Korea just days ago."We should clearly show the big power chauvinists how our state attain the goal of completing its nuclear force despite their limitless sanctions and blockade," Mr Kim was quoted as saying by the KCNA.He also said North Korea's goal was "to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about mili...
Air Force, Orbital ATK set to launch ORS-5 space tracking satellite

Air Force, Orbital ATK set to launch ORS-5 space tracking satellite

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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Orbital ATK is preparing to launch the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 satellite on Aug. 25th from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.The ORS-5 will be launched using Orbital's Minotaur IV rocket and will be placed the satellite into low Earth orbit, the company announced on Thursday."The delivery and upcoming launch of ORS-5 marks a significant milestone in fulfilling our commitment to the space situational awareness mission and U.S. Strategic Command," commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson said in a release last week."It's an important asset for the warfighter and will be employed for at least three years."ORS-5 will be used to track other military and civilian satellites along with space debris and help prov...
Air Force stands up new Space Operations Directorate

Air Force stands up new Space Operations Directorate

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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has announced that its new Space Operations Directorate begins initial operating capability this coming Monday.The 43-member staff of the directorate, or AF/A11, is composed of military, government and contractor personnel. Shawn Barnes has been named assistant deputy chief of staff for Space Operations, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln will serve as mobilization Assistant to the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations.AF/A11 is meant to be a strong advocate for space capabilities inside the Air Force and with national security, commercial, and international partners."The A11 will be key to ensuring we link combatant commander and service space requirements with our capabilities," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, the joint chief most respo...
Air Force successfully launches LRASM missile from B-1B Lancer

Air Force successfully launches LRASM missile from B-1B Lancer

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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted the first free-flight launch of a Long Range Anti-ship Missile from a B-1B Lancer bomber at Point Mugu, Calif.The missile navigated pre-programmed waypoints before targeting and destroying a single moving target out of a group using onboard sensor criteria. It was the first complete functionality test of the LRASM."Today marks a significant step towards providing the operational community with a leap in critical surface warfare capability by next year," LRASM director Capt. Todd Huber said in a press release.The Long Range Anti-ship Missile is a derivative of the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile. It is a stealthy cruise missile designed to pick out specific naval targets using a modified Tactical Tomahawk mission data s...