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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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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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