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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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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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Pentagon: U.S. may set up more small outposts in Iraq

Posted  April 8, 2016

The Pentagon will consider opening more small military outposts that would provide artillery support and other aid to Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, a senior military officer on the Joint Staff said April 6. Rear. Adm. Andrew Lewis, the vice director for operations, said…

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News Briefs – April 8, 2016

Posted  April 8, 2016

NOAA: Hurricane Hunter planes to stay in Florida The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it plans to find a home for its famed Hurricane Hunter aircraft that is within 50 miles of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. NOAA made the announcement April 6. The Tampa Bay Times reports it’s the first concrete indication…

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Headlines – April 8, 2016

Posted  April 8, 2016

News VA bosses in 7 states falsified vets’ wait times for care – Supervisors instructed employees to falsify patient wait times at Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities in at least seven states, according to a USA TODAY analysis of more than 70 investigation reports released in recent weeks.     Business Court reverses former Finmeccanica CEO…

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Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, Training recognizes top suppliers

Posted  April 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin’s Missions Systems and Training business honored its top suppliers at a ceremony held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. MST recognized 19 suppliers, including 13 receiving honors from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, as Gold Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2015. MST Supplier of the…

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Navy secretary names next destroyer Carl M. Levin

Posted  April 11, 2016

On April 11, during a ceremony in Detroit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 120, will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. During his 36 years in the Senate, Levin was a member of the Senate Committee on Armed…

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