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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

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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Kilopower: What’s next?

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

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

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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Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

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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Iraq Air Force graduates first craftsman maintenance technicians

Posted  January 9, 2018

Courtesy photograph Iraq Air Force Brig. Gen. Husni Khazaal Al maliki, Al Muthana Technical Wing commander and Lt. Col. Ronald Llantada, 770th Air Expeditionary Adviser Squadron commander speak at a graduation ceremony, Dec. 27, 2017. The Iraq Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians at the ceremony. The Iraq Air Force…

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Downed C-2A Greyhound located in Philippine Sea

Posted  January 9, 2018

Navy photograph by PO2 Kenneth Abbate A C-2A Greyhound assigned the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Greyhound held the cremains of Julius H. Frey and wife, Jerry A. Frey. The cremains are scheduled for a burial-at-sea aboard…

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PAX anechoic chamber tests P-8A Poseidon

Posted  January 9, 2018

Officials at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (PAX) say its Anechoic Chamber is a viable option for rapid testing and mission readiness…“it’s a win-win. It’s about speed to the fleet, safety, efficiency and cost savings.”

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Lockheed Martin names executive VP, Lockheed Martin International, executive VP, Missiles and Fire Control

Posted  January 9, 2018

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has approved the appointment of Richard “Rick” Edwards as executive vice president, Lockheed Martin International and Frank St. John as executive vice president of the corporation’s Missiles and Fire Control business area. Both serve as corporate officers and the appointments are effective immediately. Edwards, 61, joined Lockheed Martin nearly 35…

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Delivering MRAPs safely downrange

Posted  January 9, 2018

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Senior Airman Christian Allen, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ramp specialist, guides a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle onto a C-17 Dec. 28, 2017, before its transportation downrange at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Delivering mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles downrange to U.S. troops is vital to their safety…

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