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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

Army photograph by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton Veterans

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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Technology

DARPA to host Discover DSO Day

Posted  May 10, 2017

DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, which identifies and pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines, will host Discover DSO Day June 15, in Arlington, Va. The event is designed to familiarize potential proposers with the mission, research areas of interest, and business processes pursued by the DSO, a fundamental…

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Defense

Accelerating hypersonics development

Posted  May 10, 2017

The Air Force has always been about speed. Less than one month after the Air Force became its own service 70 years ago in September 1947, Capt. Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound — a barrier once considered impenetrable — in the Bell Aircraft X-1. On May…

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Business

Aerojet Rocketdyne completes CDR for AR1 engine

Posted  May 10, 2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) for AR1, a 500,000 lbf thrust-class, liquid-fueled rocket engine. The milestone keeps the AR1 on track for certification for flight in 2019 as a replacement for the Russian RD-180 engine that is used today to launch most U.S….

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Defense

Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Posted  May 10, 2017

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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Space

James Webb Space Telescope arrives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Posted  May 10, 2017

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.

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