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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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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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Rake fabricated at AEDC Model, Machine Shop to be used for flow calibration at NFAC

Posted  April 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend The rake hardware that will be used this summer in the Phase II Flow Calibration of the 40-by-80 foot test section at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at the Ames Research Facility, Calif., was fabricated at the AEDC Model and Machine Shop. The rake hardware that will be…

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U.S. Air Force authorizes extended service life for F-16

Posted  April 12, 2017

The U.S. Air Force authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16s designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent Flight Hours — far beyond the aircraft's original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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Overpumping reduces California’s groundwater storage

Posted  April 12, 2017

Decades of overpumping groundwater have irreversibly altered layers of clay beneath California’s Central Valley, permanently reducing the aquifer’s ability to store water, finds a new satellite remote sensing study by scientists at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The study, published online in the journal Water Resources Research, reveals…

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Headlines – April 10, 2017

Posted  April 10, 2017

News Korea crisis deepens; U.S. dispatches the Carl Vinson strike group to the region – The head of all U.S. forces in the Pacific canceled a planned carrier exercises and port visits in Australia and redirected the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the waters off the Korean Peninsula as the U.S. weighs a series…

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News Briefs – April 10, 2017

Posted  April 10, 2017

U.S. soldier killed in action in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed while conducting an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. In a tweet issued April 10, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the soldier was mortally wounded during an operation in Nangarhar Province. The soldier’s name…

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