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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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Deputy defense secretary inspects P-8A final assembly facility

Posted  April 11, 2016

During the final stop on his trip to the Pacific Northwest last week, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work inspected the final assembly facilities of the Boeing 737 and its derived military marine patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.

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Defense

Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted  April 11, 2016

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  April 11, 2016

http://d2feh2mec89yza.cloudfront.net/media/video/1604/DOD_103190583/DOD_103190583-512×288-442k.mp4 Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day, American airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 year history, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 150,000th ELGTR

Posted  April 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 150,000th Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round, which gives warfighters the only live-fire laser-guided bomb training solution available worldwide. Lockheed Martin has been producing low-cost and highly effective training rounds for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and international customers since 1992 with the beginning of LGTR production, and continuing with ELGTR…

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B-52 Stratofortress joins coalition team

Posted  April 11, 2016

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, in support of theater requirements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.

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