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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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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Business

GA-ASI’s Predator B demonstrates threat radar detection

Posted  April 10, 2017

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced April 10 the successful airborne demonstration of a Radar Warning Receiver on a GA-ASI Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® Block 5 aircraft. The company-owned Predator B operated from GA-ASI’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., against various ground-based radars. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems,…

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Defense

Airmen’s Week: Changing the culture of Airmen

Posted  April 10, 2017

After the completion of Basic Military Training, but before Airmen depart for their various technical training locations, lies a relatively new, yet crucial program geared toward the betterment of the Air Force: Airmen’s Week.

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Veterans

VA establishes commission to recommend new under secretary VHA

Posted  April 10, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced April 10 the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Health of its Veterans Health Administration. The Under Secretary for Health manages VHA, the nation’s largest health-care system, which has an annual budget of approximately $61 billion and oversees the…

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Defense

ANG units fly first, last C-130 deployments

Posted  April 10, 2017

Big changes are in the works for two Air National Guard units deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia.

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Northrop Grumman swards scholarship funds to winning teams of CyberPatriot IX

Posted  April 10, 2017

Northrop Grumman awarded $50,000 in scholarships last week to high school students on the winning teams of the CyberPatriot IX National Finals Competition. Winners were announced during the CyberPatriot IX Awards Banquet, April 5, at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, in Baltimore, Md., following an intensive daylong competition, April 4. The Northrop Grumman Foundation…

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