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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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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Defense

FRCSE takes Air Force Pave Hawk repair to next level

Posted  May 8, 2017

Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla., are taking their work on the Air Force’s HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter to new heights.

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Veterans

Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted  May 8, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Business

Lockheed Martin UAS supports ISR with software by TrellisWare Technologies

Posted  May 8, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph Indago 3 is a military-grade, all-weather quadrotor UAS equipped with TrellisWare Technologies software to provide a long-range, secure ISR platform for sensitive military operations. The newest version of Lockheed Martin’sIndago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS), Indago 3, now enables military customers to securely complete sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with…

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Defense

USS Ronald Reagan departs for sea trials

Posted  May 8, 2017

The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) May 7, 2017. Ronald Reagan’s crew shifted colors at 11:54 a.m. and made way to conduct sea trials in the final phase of the ship’s selective restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period, which began January 10. “I am extremely…

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Business

Contract briefs

Posted  May 8, 2017

Defense Logistics Agency   Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $377,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for water well drillers. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with 15 responses received. Locations of performance are Georgia and Colorado, with a May 5, 2022, performance completion…

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