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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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Veterans

A toast for the ages: WWII fighter pilots reunite

Posted  April 15, 2017

It was a pact made many years ago when the aging members of the 510th Fighter Squadron from World War II decided they could no longer attend their annual reunions.

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Contract Briefs

Posted  April 15, 2017

Navy   L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $202,164,280 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for depot level maintenance, logistics, and sustaining engineering services in support of the C-12 utility lift aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps.  Services to be provided include site support maintenance, aircraft depot maintenance, engine depot maintenance, aircraft…

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Headlines – April 12, 2017

Posted  April 12, 2017

News Mattis offers blurred line on chemical weapons in Syria – Future use of chemical weapons in Syria will trigger a strong response from the United States, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said April 11 — but just what constitutes a “chemical weapon” is unclear.   CBS News investigation exposes drug abuse among Navy SEALs…

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News Briefs – April 12, 2017

Posted  April 12, 2017

Family sues government over 2015 midair collision deaths The family of a father and son killed when their small plane was hit by an Air Force jet nearly two years ago is suing the federal government. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ) the lawsuit contends the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controller failed…

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BAE Systems to design next-generation space, missile defense technologies for U.S. Army

Posted  April 12, 2017

BAE Systems has been chosen for a position on a new eight-year, $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to continue supporting the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

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