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The Planet Hunters: Our telescopes are discovering new worlds. Will the next one hold life?

Posted July 12, 2016 by From Lockheed Martin Corporation Media  

High above the surf and tanned beaches of Hawaii lies one of the Pacific’s highest mountains: Mauna Kea. Capped at 13,796 feet (4,205 meters), it’s the perfect perch for some of Lockheed Martin’s employees in Hawaii. There they study the sky to inform the science community about space junk, and—much farther away—planets. In fact, they…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Airmen and Marines fuel the fight

Posted April 13, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing’s F-16 schoolhouse at the Tucson International Airport often serves as a model for security cooperation with America’s global allies. It’s not common, however, that the international training center hosts Marine Corps reservists to augment Guard Airmen here. Beginning in late March and ending in early June, bulk fuel specialists from Bulk…

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AF Research Lab seeks to turn waste into energy

Posted March 22, 2016 by Holly Jordan

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — It may seem like a scene from “Back to the Future,” but the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to turn fiction into reality with a nearly $7 million waste-to-energy project. The AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office has embarked on the waste-to-energy demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,…

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EOD flight practices for open house demonstration

Posted March 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby and Senior Airman Chris Massey

A firewall detonation simulates a bomb run during the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight’s open house explosive demonstration practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2015. The EOD flight will be detonating explosives to simulate an A-10C Thunderbolt II strafing run during the upcoming 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona…

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Spray-on stealth: Electronic ink from Raytheon lab makes headlines

Posted February 5, 2016 by From Raytheon Corp.

Scientists at a Raytheon-sponsored lab have developed a special electric ink that could one day replace radars and antennas – and technology publications love it. Popular Mechanics and MIT Technology Review have both published features on the ferroelectric nano-ink developed at the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI), focusing on its potential to replace bulky, conspicuous…

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Officials describe plans to integrate women into combat roles

Posted February 5, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Army Undersecretary Patrick J. Murphy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley…

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IRS Form 1095 available on myPay

Posted January 12, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015. “This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force…

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U.S. Service Member killed, 2 others injured in Marjah

Posted January 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON — A U.S. service member was killed and two others were injured today after they came under fire in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was updated throughout the day on the situation, including through a previously scheduled videoconference with commanders in the Afghan capital of Kabul,…

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Airman Handbook desktop icon available Dec. 18

Posted December 16, 2015 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANOTNIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen will be able to access the Airman Handbook via a desktop icon slated to begin Dec. 18. The Airman Handbook is a compilation of policies, procedures and standards that guide Airmen’s actions within the profession of arms. Each desktop will have an icon with an e-Link to…

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