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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Space Systems Loral, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Victor J. Caputo Defense

Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs make low passes over mountaintops, providing cover fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find downed pilots behind enemy lines.

Air Force photograph by A1C Kevin Tannenbaum Defense

First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Defense

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/videos/10154956439134989/ The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016. During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from…

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Headlines – July 18, 2016

Posted  July 18, 2016

News SpaceX nails its fifth rocket landing – A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule carrying supplies for the ISS launched into orbit this morning, before the first stage of the rocket landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla.   Incirlik airspace reopened; Turkish base commander detained – U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in…

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News Briefs – July 18, 2016

Posted  July 18, 2016

Federal appeals court rejects Navy sonar use rules A federal appeals court says the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation’s oceans that could harm whales and other marine life. The court ruled in San Francisco July 15 that the National Marine Fisheries Services didn’t meet marine mammal protection requirements in…

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NASA sends trailblazing science, cargo to ISS aboard SpaceX resupply mission

Posted  July 18, 2016

Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after the July 18 launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.

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Lockheed Martin will pursue new Army missile defense sensor

Posted  July 18, 2016

Lockheed Martin is responding to a U.S. Army request for a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor. The industry-wide competition will provide a radar solution that operates in the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense network and replaces the current Patriot radar. The Army’s stated objective for the LTAMDS acquisition program is to upgrade…

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. David Salanitri

Air Force kicks off Red Flag 16-3

Posted  July 18, 2016

The Air Force kicked off a three-week long Red Flag 16-3 exercise on July 11, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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