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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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Northrop Grumman appoints Tim Paynter VP of Strategic Communications; Randy Belote to retire

Posted  January 6, 2017

Northrop Grumman announced today that Tim Paynter has been appointed vice president of strategic communications, effective Jan.21, 2017. Paynter succeeds Randy Belote, who has announced his intention to retire. Paynter will report to Lisa Davis, corporate vice president of communications. Paynter will have responsibility for ensuring appropriate media coverage of the corporation and will serve…

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US-led coalition airstrikes eliminate key ISIL leaders in Syria, Iraq

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have recently killed several prominent leaders of that organization, Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said during a news briefing Jan. 4, 2017. Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Dorrian…

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Safety emphasized for 2017 as Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’

Posted  January 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by J.M. Eddins Jr. Maintainers from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron prepare an F-35A from Edwards Air Force Base during a deployment to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, in February 2016. Everything from aircraft in-flight emergencies to personnel suffering sports injuries were examined at the base theater during the 412th…

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Flying with one eye

Posted  January 6, 2017

From the time I was 10 or 11 years old, I have been crazy about flying and airplanes. I read and studied everything I could about flying and aviation.

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Students take on heartwarming project

Posted  January 6, 2017

Courtesy photograph Ms. Kelly’s fifth-grade class from Branch Elementary put the finishing touches on handmade fleece scarves. The students made approximately 150 scarves and, along with donated gloves, gave them to the local homeless shelter. A group of Branch Elementary School students at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., got into the holiday spirit recently by…

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