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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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Missing Persons Branch aids family of Vietnam-era pilot, many others

Posted  May 3, 2017

Air Force photograph On April 7, 1966, Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was the pilot of a B-57B Canberra on a strike mission over Laos when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire and crashed. Barnett was declared killed in action. His remains were recently recovered and the Texas native was laid to rest…

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Contract briefs

Posted  May 3, 2017

U.S. Transportation Command   American President Lines Ltd., Scottsdale, Ariz., is being awarded a $59,588,000 maximum ceiling modification (P00008) exercising the first option period to previously awarded contract HTC711-15-D-R048 for commercial multimodal transportation.  The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $205,278,000 from $145,690,000.  This contract provides for international commercial multimodal…

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Headlines – May 1, 2017

Posted  May 1, 2017

News U.S. service member killed near Mosul, Iraq – A U.S. service member was killed in an explosive device blast outside of Mosul, Iraq, April 29, according to a release from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.   Pentagon puts civilian deaths in strikes on ISIS way lower than outside groups – At least 352…

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News Briefs – May 1, 2017

Posted  May 1, 2017

Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed April 29 by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon. The Pentagon said the service member died from wounds sustained in an “explosive device blast,” stating further information would be released as appropriate….

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It’s time to move past incremental modernization in aviation, says major general

Posted  May 1, 2017

The Army must move past incremental modernization to existing systems and make the leap forward to new capabilities if it wants to maintain overmatch against adversaries, said Maj. Gen. Robert Marion.

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