Posts Tagged ‘featured’


Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

Posted January 21, 2018 by

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Space & Technology

Kilopower: What’s next?

Posted January 19, 2018 by

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.

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Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Mitchell Lichtenwalk

AFRL, small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training

Posted January 19, 2018 by Joe Cogliano

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

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Space & Technology

NASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25 flight controller

Posted January 19, 2018 by

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan. 16, 2018, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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DOD photograph by PO1 Dominique A. Pineiro

Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

Posted January 17, 2018 by Jim Garamone

For the last nine years, DOD has been subject to continuing resolutions instead of having budgets, and the department needs stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis

B-52s return to Pacific for routine Continuous Bomber Presence mission

Posted January 17, 2018 by

Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.

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DOD photograph by Lisa Ferdinando

Thinkers strategize in DOD’s Innovation Corps boot camp

Posted January 17, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

Forty innovative thinkers from the four military services gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a class where they tested out new methods to solve problems in the Defense Department.

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DOD photograph by Marcy Sanchez

DOD, FDA partner to develop medical products for war fighters

Posted January 17, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. war fighters, officials of the agencies announced Jan. 16 in a media teleconference.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Clayton Wear

Delta IV NROL-47 launched from Vandenberg

Posted January 15, 2018 by

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload was launched successfully from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 2:11 p.m., PST, Jan. 12.

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Flying into 2018

Posted January 15, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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