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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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News Briefs – May 4, 2016

Posted  May 4, 2016

Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing U.S. planes, ship Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said May 2. “My hope is that we can stop this sort of activity,” Adm. John M. Richardson told reporters at…

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Headlines – May 4, 2016

Posted  May 4, 2016

News U.S. weighs more troops, hi-tech weapons in Europe to counter Russia – Seeking to stare down any future Russian aggression, the United States is looking to deploy more troops and sophisticated weapons to Europe, the U.S. military’s top officer told Foreign Policy.     Business Lockheed Martin gets $1.3 billion for F-35 plus-ups –…

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BLUE: Out of Vietnam

Posted  May 6, 2016

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. In this episode of BLUE, we introduce two Air Force Vietnam War veterans and an unbelievable story of friendship and reconciliation.

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Surviving the Holocaust: Former Soldier, AF civilian tells his story

Posted  May 6, 2016

Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived their lives from 1933 until the mid-1940s. In that time, Behr would suffer persecution, work in forced labor, be arrested and sent to the Theresienstadt “camp-ghetto” with his family, and ultimately, survive the Holocaust.

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NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit U.S. industry

Posted  May 6, 2016

NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the release of these technologies, a searchable database now is available that catalogs thousands of expired NASA patents already in the public domain. These technologies were developed to advance NASA missions…

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