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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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NASA ramps up space launch system sound suppression testing

Posted  January 29, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKAkvXYg47Q&feature=player_embedded The first round of acoustic tests on a scale model of NASA’s Space Launch System is underway. The tests will allow engineers to verify the design of the sound suppression system being developed for the agency’s new deep space rocket. The testing, which began Jan. 16 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,…

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Lockheed Martin powers on second GPS III satellite in production

Posted  January 29, 2014

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Forces next generation Global Positioning System recently turned on power to the bus and network communications equipment payload of the programs second satellite designated GPS III Space Vehicle 2 (SV-02). The successful powering on of GPS III SV-02, on Dec. 19, 2013, at Lockheed Martins Denver-area GPS…

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NASA’s Hubble helps solve mystery of ultra-compact, burned-out galaxies

Posted  January 29, 2014

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Europe’s Herschel Space Observatory have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of compact elliptical galaxies that erupted and burned out early in the history of the universe. Enabled by Hubble’s infrared imaging capabilities, astronomers have assembled for the first time a representative spectroscopic sampling of ultra-compact, burned-out elliptical galaxies…

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Defense

Dyess receives first operational IBS-upgraded B-1

Posted  January 29, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Richard Ebensberger Maj. James Silva, left, and Lt. Col. Steven Myers, both B-1B Lancer pilots, complete a flight in the first newly upgraded operational B1-B Lancer Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B Lancer was recently upgraded with an Integrated Battle Station. The IBS is a…

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NASA radar maps winter pace of Iceland’s glaciers

Posted  January 29, 2014

A high-precision NASA radar instrument left Southern California for Iceland today on a NASA research aircraft to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter.

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Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

Posted  January 29, 2014

With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

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Headlines – January 27, 2014

Posted  January 27, 2014

Business: Lockheed falls 4 percent as profit plunges amid U.S. budget cuts – Lockheed Martin, the U.S. government’s largest contractor, fell the most in more than two years after its fourth-quarter profit plunged 14 percent.  Boeing, General Dynamics reach $400 million A-12 settlement with U.S. Navy – Boeing and General Dynamics on Jan. 23 each agreed to…

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News Briefs January 27, 2014

Posted  January 27, 2014

North Korea says South should end drills with U.S. North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations is again demanding that South Korea cancel its upcoming joint military exercises with the United States. Sin Son Ho’s words echoed similar demands by the North’s National Defense Commission earlier this month, when it proposed the rivals halt military…

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James ceremoniously sworn-in by Hagel

Posted  January 27, 2014

A day after ordering an independent review of the militarys nuclear force amid allegations of cheating on proficiency exams by Air Force officers overseeing the nations ballistic nuclear missiles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Jan. 24 vowed to restore confidence in the Air Forces nuclear mission. Whatever the factors – historical, institutional, cultural – the Department…

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Space

NASA, JAXA prepare rain, snow satellite for launch

Posted  January 27, 2014

The world enters a new era of global weather observing and climate science in February with the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, a new international science satellite built by NASA. GPM, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is scheduled to launch Feb. 27 from Tanegashima Space Center…

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