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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Navy partnership hits milestone, 50th P-8A delivered

Posted  January 9, 2017

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla, Jan. 5.

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Applications to be accepted for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted  January 9, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs will accept applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games beginning Feb. 1. Veterans ages 55 and older and enrolled in VA health care may complete applications online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov. Applications will be accepted through March 1. “VA is committed to offer sports and…

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58th SOW’s HH-60G hits 12,000 hours

Posted  January 9, 2017

The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., celebrated several notable milestones in 2016, including one of its systems capping the year off by hitting 12,000 flying hours.

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USS Cole holds burial at sea

Posted  January 9, 2017

(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrives in Split, Croatia for a scheduled port visit. Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile…

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted  January 9, 2017

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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