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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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Headlines – April 21, 2017

Posted  April 21, 2017

News As Korea tensions deepen, Carl Vinson Strike Group deployment extended – The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group’s deployment has been extended by 30 days to patrol the waters off the Korean Peninsula as tensions deepen on with the rogue North Korean regime.   Iraqi unit with U.S., Australian advisers hit by ISIS chemical weapon…

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News Briefs – April 21, 2017

Posted  April 21, 2017

U.S. Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That’s going to change. With women now serving aboard submarines, defense contractor Electric Boat is designing what…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  April 21, 2017

World War I was over 100 years ago and, to many, it’s a faded memory of just another war that exists only in the history books.

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Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

Posted  April 21, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen An Air Force F-16C dropped an inert B61-12 during a development flight test by the 422nd Flight Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev., on March 14, 2017. The test is part of a life-extension program for the bomb to improve its safety, security and reliability….

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NASA’s high-altitude plane takes to sky for GOES-16 field campaign

Posted  April 21, 2017

A NASA ER-2 high-altitude plane has taken to the air to complete phase one of the 11-week GOES-16 Field Campaign to ensure NOAA's GOES-16 satellite provides precise satellite measurements, which will improve forecasting.

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