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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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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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Northrop Grumman demonstrates live distributed connectivity between RAAF simulators, U.S.-based test lab

Posted  December 14, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has demonstrated live distributed connectivity between Royal Australian Air Force simulators and a U.S.-based test lab. Northrop Grumman Australia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, successfully provided a proof-of-concept demonstrating the value of a distributed network environment between two Royal Australian Air Force simulators and a Northrop Grumman test lab providing…

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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted  December 14, 2016

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative. Any member of the Department of Defense community with a CAC card can participate. AI2 is located at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/ai2. “AI2 provides a platform for unleashing the creativity of the…

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F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation report released

Posted  December 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6, performs a sneak pass over the crowd during the March Air Reserve Base Airfest “Thunder Over the Empire” air show at March ARB, Calif., April 17, 2016. A throttle trigger malfunction and inadvertent throttle rotation resulted in an F-16CM being destroyed upon…

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Making Christmas memories while ensuring mission success

Posted  December 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne Airman 1st Class Jake Goff of Palmdale, Calif., 436th Security Forces Squadron defender, checks an ID card Dec. 12, 2016, at the base housing gate on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Defenders ensure year-round security coverage of the installation and its assets. Most holidays celebrated in…

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Former soldier’s service dog offers sign of hope, compassion

Posted  December 14, 2016

The black, coiled-haired puppy released a deep bellow while napping under a conference table at the feet of his new owner.

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