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Late breaking news:  The USAF has awarded the KC-X aerial refueling tanker contract to the Boeing Company.  This is huge news for our friends at Boeing, and a win for the Puget Sound Region’s economy.   I hope everyone takes a moment to celebrate, but it should be tempered.  Nearly everyone expects a protest to be imminent, and we know from experience how poisoned this whole process has been to date.  Stay tuned for more…

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Depending on who you listen to, the agony that has been the Boeing/EADS tanker death match may be finally coming to some sort of conclusion.  The Air Force is making noises that the decision may be made in the next week or two (if you believe the rumors that are coming out of the Air Force Association’s winter meetings this week).  Of course, this means all sides are busy posturing ahead of the decision as to the prospects of protests, but that’s to be expected.  I’m not even going to lay odds on any outcome, but you’re more than welcomed to in the comments box.  In fact, I’ll mail a PNDC coin to anybody who correctly calls the winner of the competition in the comments section.  Extra credit if you correctly predict a protest.

Read more specifics on this mess over at DoD Buzz.

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Friday News Roundup – June 4th

Elon Musk Swings for the Fences, Delivers. (Photo Courtesy of Reuters)

Is it just me, or did this four day week seem like ten?  I think it’s the weather.  Well, either way… it’s Friday, and I think I just saw the sun!  Here’s the latest from around our world:

That’s all for today, folks.  Have a great weekend!

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Friday News Roundup – Memorial Day Edition

I'm going to do some advanced propulsion research this weekend...

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, which means you are probably reading this on Tuesday, but I don’t mind.  I’m going to the Indy 500 this weekend.  By the time you read this I will have had a fantastic weekend, and I won’t care that you took Friday off.  In the mean time, here’s a snapshot of what’s been going on this week:

Don’t forget to take a second over the weekend and quietly thank those who died so we could blissfully barbecue all around this great big country. They earned it.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Friday News Round Up

General James Cartwright: He's not pulling any punches

A fine selection of choice news bits for your Friday amusement:

Have a lovely Northwest Weekend!

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