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U.S., Australia, Britain conduct training aviation exercise in Nevada

U.S., Australia, Britain conduct training aviation exercise in Nevada

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Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Air Force units from Australia and Britain wrapped up more than three weeks of joint training exercises with the U.S. Air Force and Navy at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Nearly 3,000 personnel from 39 separate units and 95 aircraft participated in the exercises from Jan. 22 to Friday in the Las Vegas metro area. Red Flag was established in 1975 for exercises between U.S. forces and allied nations. The aircraft were broken into two teams: Nellis AFB-based pilots were specifically trained for the role as adversary, or aggressor, flying different types of aircraft. The Blue Team consists of the various guest "players" in their respective aircraft. "It's been fantastic having our RAF counterparts here to showcase and participate in RedFlag 19-1," Nellis AFB posted on Twitt...
Pinnacle Systems tapped by Air Force for KC-10 training systems

Pinnacle Systems tapped by Air Force for KC-10 training systems

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Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pinnacle Solutions Inc. was awarded a modification to exercise the fourth year on a previous contract to service KC-10 training systems, the Defense Department announced this week. The contract, announced Monday by the Pentagon, extends Pinnacle's support for a fourth year and brings the value of the previously announced contract to $ 100.5 million. The company, headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., trains KC-10 crew members with full-motion flight simulators, a non-motion simulator and boom operator trainers at Travis AFB, Calif., and McGuire AFB, N.J. Work, at the two bases and at Fairfield, Calif., is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patman AFB, Ohio, is the contracting agent. The KC-10, modified from the Boein...
Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

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For the first time in 50 years, an astronaut-in-training is quitting NASA. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said his departure is effective Friday and that he is leaving for personal reasons that the space agency cannot discuss due to privacy laws. Kulin was among 12 new astronauts chosen last summer from a record 18,300 applicants. Kulin, 34, was working as a senior manager at SpaceX when selected and said at the time he was hoping to fly on a vehicle he helped design. SpaceX and Boeing are developing NASA's first commercial crew capsules, due to launch within the next year. He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and an ice drille...
Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

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GUNNERS BOOST Gunners boss suggests the French centre-back could be back in action before the end of 2018  Arsenal have been handed a boost as captain Laurent Koscielny returned to training on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on an Achilles injury. The France defender missed the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May. Laurent Koscielny suffered injury heartbreak in the Europa League last season, ruling him out of the World Cup Initial reports suggested the 32-year-old may not play again in 2018. But manager Unai Emery has revealed Koscielny has stepped up his recovery and is ‘making good progress’ as he works his way ...
Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

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MERSEYSIDE BOUND Digne looks set to become Marco Silva's second signing as Everton manager Everton are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Lucas Digne. The French international has been with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the USA and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham. Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup However, the LaLiga champions have confirmed the left-back has been granted permission to return to Spain in order to finalise the transfer. They tweeted: “Lucas Digne travels today [Sunday] to Barcelona with the club’s permission to f...