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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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‘The Eyes of Freedom’ pays tribute to all who serve

Posted  April 7, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Sean Flaharty, historian and logistics director of the Eyes of Freedom and gallery director Marine veteran Mark Strahle, stand before a painting of solders from Lima Company 3/25. The reserve unit, mostly from Ohio, lost 23 members between May and August 2005 in Iraq. The Antelope Valley College hosted “The…

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U.S. Marine Corps receives approval for CH-53K King Stallion production

Posted  April 7, 2017

Marine Corps photograph The CH-53K King Stallion returns to the Sikorsky Development Flight Test Center after completing its first gun-fire testing on March 22, 2017. The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) approved the Navy’s request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program…

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Out of the Black — F-117A test pilots share experiences

Posted  April 7, 2017

Once silent, the test pilots who flew the fabled F-117A Nighthawk “stealth fighter” are now free to share their stories with the public. Several of them did so at the recent Los Angeles County Air Show at William J. Fox Field in Lancaster, Calif., March 24 and 25.

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NASA invests in 22 visionary exploration concepts

Posted  April 7, 2017

NASA is preparing for a future that could include soft robotic spacecraft with flexible surfaces that can anchor to an asteroid, and an artificial gravity device for long-duration, deep space missions, along with other technologies that so far has been limited to the realm of science fiction. The agency is investing in 22 early-stage technology…

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Edwards schools secure $63.5 million DOD grant to modernize

Posted  April 7, 2017

Air Force photograph Irving L. Branch Elementary on Edwards was built in the 1950s. The future just got brighter for the schools at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., thanks to a $63.5 million Department of Defense grant that was approved last week. The grant will go to the Muroc Joint Unified School District, which oversees…

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