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Female pilot follows in mother’s boot steps

Posted March 15, 2017 by Senior Airman Sam Salopek

With childlike wonder she watched as her mother pulled on a pair of combat boots. She witnessed her mother forge forward, knocking down walls that once stood to stall female progression. In the wake of that advancement, there was a maneuverable route the young girl could use to reach her own future goals.

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2017 nominations sought for 12 OAY Award

Posted February 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select…

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Northrop Grumman’s Timothy Martin recognized with NASA award

Posted June 13, 2016 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Timothy Martin, director of engineering for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector was recognized with the Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Engineering by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The award was in recognition of Martin’s work on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight…

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HT March 4

Posted March 4, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Amn. Dominic S. Diaz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward…

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Lancaster Sailor recognized during Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Fleet Master Chief April D. Beldo, a native of Lancaster, Calif., was recognized Feb. 19, as the 2016 U.S. Navy Non-Commissioned Officer award recipient during the Black Engineer of the Year Awards 11th Annual Stars and Stripes dinner in Philadelphia.

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Medal moment

Posted February 29, 2016 by

DOD photograph by E.J. Hersom President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. during a White House ceremony, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers received the medal for actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian held hostage in Afghanistan in 2012.

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NASA scientists, engineers receive presidential early career awards

Posted February 19, 2016 by

President Obama Feb. 18 named six NASA researchers as recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 100 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony later this year in Washington. The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists…

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