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Air Force Launch. The Air Force said Wednesday that Pearl White, an Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) demonstration program, is scheduled to launch beginning Aug. 16 on a rideshare aboard a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex-1, New Zealand. Pearl White’s program ...

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Selva Out, Hyten in the Wings. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired last Wednesday after a 39-year career. Over his career, Selva served as the commander of U.S. Transportation Command and flew 3,300 hours as a command pilot in aircraft including ...

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Future Amphib Fleet. Gen. David Berger, the newly appointed Marine Corps Commandant, is looking to move away from his force’s long-held requirement for a fleet of 38 amphibious ships. Berger included the decision in his recently released planning guide and said an ongoing force structure ...