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The U.S.S. Iowa battleship arrives at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday May 23, 2012, but will not dock at Berth 87 until Saturday July, 7th. 2012. She will remain anchored near the Port of Los Angeles breakwater.

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U.S.S. Iowa battleship grand opening in San Pedro will be at berth 87, her new home on Saturday July, 7th. 2012

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U.S.M.C. MV-22 of VMM-261 crashes in Morocco. Two fatalities.
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/two-killed-in-usmc-mv-22-accident-in-morocco-370618

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Korean Air Boeing 777 intercepted by Oregon Air Guard F-15's due to bomb threat.
www.cnn.com/2012/04/10/korean-air-threat/index.html/

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General / AH-64 Apache Crash in Afghanistan
« on: March 24, 2012, 04:07:57 PM »
Here is a video of an AH-64 Apache crashing in Afghanistan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcTDwJcO_os

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Aviation News / JASDF chooses the F-35 in its F-X competition.
« on: December 20, 2011, 10:57:07 PM »
Japan chooses the Lockheed Martin F-35.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16259895

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Aviation News / U.S.' Costliest fighter jet has fatal problems
« on: December 20, 2011, 10:23:52 PM »
Though the F-22 Raptor has never seen combat, several have crashed. Two pilots have died.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fighter-jet-down-20111220,0,3566553.story/

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Aviation News / Final F-22 Raptor rolls off of production line
« on: December 13, 2011, 07:03:15 PM »
Final Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor rolls off production line today :(
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/12/defense-air-force-f-22-raptor-last-rolls-off-line-121311w/

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British Prince Harry arrives next week for Apache helicopter training at NAF El Centro.

http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/10/06/3428333/prince-harry-due-in-us-for-military.html

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Aviation News / NASA Announces Design For New Deep Space Exploration Vehicle
« on: September 20, 2011, 07:49:41 PM »
NASA's $18 billion estimate to fly the Space Launch System in 2017 includes $2 billion for ground infrastucture at Kennedy Space Center. First flight test will come by the end of 2017.

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/sls1.html

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Aviation News / Donald Trump's $100 million dollar 757
« on: August 26, 2011, 09:25:02 PM »

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2011 Season / Fleet Week San Diego 2011
« on: August 24, 2011, 10:10:06 PM »
2011 San Diego Fleet Week.
Friday Sept. 16th. to Sunday Oct.2nd.
http://www.fleetweeksandiego.org

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Northrop Grumman execs bail out, but firm is still grounded in Southern California.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-northrop-departs-20110818,0,3764389.story

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Two Navy F/A-18E and F Super Hornet squadrons will transition from NAS Oceana, VA. to NAS Lemoore, CA. in 2014. I was talking with the PAO officer for VFA-151 Vigilantes aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) at the open house at the Port of Los Angeles Navy Week event, and he was telling me that VFA-103 Jolly Rogers and VFA-143 Pukin' Dogs are the likely candidates for transitiion to the west coast.
http://www.wvec.com/home/2-Super-Hornet-squadrons-being-moved-to-california-126198953.html

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Aviation News / Sky-high safety ills plague F-22 Raptor
« on: August 07, 2011, 10:17:24 AM »
The fleet of 158 F-22 Raptors, at $412 million each, has yet to see a single day of combat.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fighter-jets-grounded-20110807,0,5483241.story

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