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AEHF Achieves Initial Operational Capability

Seventh WGS Satellite Successfully Launched

SMC goes "2-for-2" on weather delayed launch

WGS-7 satellite proceeding towards launch

SBIRS GEO-3 Satellite Delivered

GPS IIF-10 Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral AFS

Local SMC "Birdwatchers" flock to see Atlas V/GPS IIF-10 soar

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Team BLUE visits Team 5-0

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Experience pays off for top Duathlon competitors

Patrick Airman named one of the Air Force's best

SMC goes "2-for-2" on weather delayed launch

MFLCs offer services at Schriever

The Queen of Denmark visits Thule Air Base

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July 26, 1915
Capt. Benjamin D. Foulois and his 1st Aero Squadron with eight JN-2 airplanes traveled from San Diego by train to Fort Sill, Okla. through July 29. There they participated in observation and fire control experiments with the Field Artillery School lasting through July 29.

July 26, 1937
Jacqueline Cochran, flying a Beechcraft, set the women's U.S. record of 203.895 mph for 1,000 kilometers.

July 26, 1939
A B-17 Flying Fortress, carrying a 1,123-pound load, set a 204-mph average speed record over a closed triangular course of 1,000 kilometers.

July 26, 1943
A flight of 10 P-47s destined for various units in the United Kingdom, supported by two B-24s and one C-87, flew from Presque Isle, Maine, to Prestwick, Scotland, with stops at Goose Bay, Labrador, Bluie West One, Greenland and Reykjavik, Iceland. The formation lost one P-47 in a landing accident at Greenland, while a second P-47 developed a mechanical problem on the last leg to Prestwick and had to return to Iceland. When the eight P-47s landed on Aug. 11, the pilots achieved the first, last, and only flight of single-engine fighters (reciprocating engines) across the Atlantic in World War II. The pilots from the 2nd Ferrying Group at Newcastle Army AB in Wilmington, Del., included Capt. Barry Goldwater, who ran for President in 1964.

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