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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Airmen, F-16s train in Souda Bay

Posted  January 25, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Krystal Ardrey A 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon departs from Aviano Air Base, Italy on Jan. 21, 2016 to support a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece. Fourteen F-16s, one KC-135 Stratotanker from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, and 280 Airmen deployed to…

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Business

Boeing beats fourth quarter profit forecasts

Posted  January 25, 2017

Boeing on Jan. 25 reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.63 billion. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had net income of $2.59. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.47 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings…

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With Unified Challenge, TRADOC shapes future Army

Posted  January 25, 2017

Army image U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of the game-based experiment Unified Challenge Jan. 23 through Feb. 3. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of…

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Red Flag 17-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB

Posted  January 25, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-1, began Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and will conclude on Feb. 10.

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News

Headlines – January 23, 2017

Posted  January 23, 2017

News U.S. airstrikes kill ‘several dozen’ Islamic State fighters in Libya – American warplanes unleashed a massive attack Jan. 18 on at least two Islamic State training camps in Libya, killing an estimated 80 militants who fled the group’s crumbling stronghold there, U.S officials said.   U.S. Senate confirms Mattis for defense secretary – The…

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