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Western Hemisphere air chiefs work together at annual conference

Posted July 8, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Air Force photograph by Capt. Bryan Bouchard Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III signs an agreement at the conclusion of the Conference of American Air Chiefs June 25, 2015, in Mexico City. The conference is an annual event sponsored by the System of Cooperation Among American Air Chiefs, which is headquartered…

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New Lockheed Martin center improves satellite sensing, communication technologies

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A new development center will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies, broadly known as Radio Frequency payloads, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver, Colo. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, from high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure…

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Northrop Grumman’s SYNOPTICS introduces new material for short-pulsed laser devices

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SYNOPTICS, a Northrop Grumman company, celebrated its 50th anniversary at Laser World of Photonics with the release of a new product for short-pulsed lasers in Munich, June 22-25. SYNOPTICS unveiled the addition of titanium-doped sapphire to the company’s product portfolio. “With its superior material properties, Ti:Sapphire is a material of choice for short-pulsed lasers operating…

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Headlines July 6, 2015

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News Long wait to come to America for Iraqis, Afghans who served U.S. troops Long wait times and a shortage of available visas for a huge backlog of applications remain major issues for the U.S. government’s Special Immigrant Visa program intended to ease entry to the United States for Iraqis and Afghans who served as…

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News Briefs July 6, 2015

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Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely. The MiG-29 fighter jet went down July 3 near the village of Kushchevskaya in the Krasnodar region, 620 miles south of Moscow. The ministry said…

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Army photograph by Doug LaFon
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Army researcher’s interest in robotics leads to innovative device

Posted July 6, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

Army photograph by Doug LaFon Dan Baechle, left, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Multifunctional Materials research team, has created a laboratory prototype of a device he designed to sense and damp out arm tremors for Army marksmanship training. Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical…

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford
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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted July 6, 2015 by TSgt. Joseph Swafford

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensures Pave Hawks on Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and returned to a mission-ready state…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton
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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

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The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced July 1 that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Snock Jr. of Apollo, Pennsylvania, was buried July 6, in Arlington National Cemetery. In…

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NASA awards Raytheon $240 million contract for earth science data system

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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has awarded the Raytheon a five year contract valued at up to $240 million to continue its support of the Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System. This system ingests, archives and makes earth science data available to the scientific community worldwide. The latest EOSDIS Evolution and Development contract is…

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