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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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First contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA complete

Posted  May 12, 2017

The first of 10 contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a “Non-Destructive Evaluation, Standards, and Testing” project, March 13. The company met all program objectives and completed all deliverables on time and on budget during the 15-month period of performance. The Space and…

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Police Week honors fallen officers, defenders

Posted  May 12, 2017

National Police Week is a time when we honor those police officers who have sacrificed their lives in service to their communities.

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National Native American Veterans Memorial to be erected in D.C.

Posted  May 12, 2017

A memorial to Native American veterans will be erected on the outside grounds of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian at the Mall.

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Contract Briefs

Posted  May 12, 2017

Army   General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $221,577,527 modification (P00102) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0109 for hardware acquisition for the extended range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, to include 20 extended range aircraft; 20 satellite communications (SATCOM) air data terminals; six universal ground control stations; one mobile ground control station; nine universal…

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412th Security Forces Squadron hosts National Police Week events May 15-19

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball 412th Security Forces Squadron members at last year’s National Police Week retreat ceremony. Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 15-19, 2017. Police week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and…

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