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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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News Briefs – April 15, 2017

Posted  April 15, 2017

U.S. says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says U.N. peacekeeping has made “a great contribution” to Haiti and the Security Council’s expected vote to withdraw all troops by mid-October is an example of how peacekeeping missions should change as a country’s political situation changes. The United States is…

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Chief test pilot wins AIAA Chanute Flight Test Award

Posted  April 15, 2017

Bill Gray, the chief test pilot at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been awarded the Chanute Flight Test Award for a career full of accomplishments by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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MQ-9A accident investigation released

Posted  April 15, 2017

An MQ-9A crashed Feb. 20, 2016, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while conducting a simulated flame-out training approach, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released April 13, 2017. The MQ-9A from the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., was being operated by a launch and recovery element …

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Vice chairman makes case for Congress to pass defense budget

Posted  April 15, 2017

Speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast in Arlington, Va., April 13, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed his desire for Congress to approve the proposed Defense Department budget and to not require the department to be funded through a continuing resolution.

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Boeing honors suppliers for outstanding performance

Posted  April 15, 2017

Boeing has named its 2016 Supplier of the Year Award winners, recognizing 13 companies for the high-quality products, services and value they create for Boeing as well as its commercial airline and defense, space and security customers. Strong performance and close collaboration with these award-winning suppliers helped Boeing exceed customers’ expectations in 2016 while contributing…

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