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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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Air Force

Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted  June 9, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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NASA awards universal stage adapter contract for Space Launch System rocket

Posted  June 9, 2017

NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency’s Space Launch System rocket. The adapter will connect NASA’s Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage. Under the contract, Dynetics will design, develop, test, evaluate,…

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B-52 Stratofortresses execute Saber Strike 17 missions

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Curt Beach A load crew team from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removes BDU-50s, (inert munitions) general purpose unguided conventional weapons, from a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. B-52s and Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are working side-by-side NATO allies and partners during…

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Pride Month Color Run

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Senior Airman Andrew Kewell, 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., finishes first in a blast of color during the Pride Month Color Run June 6, 2017. Approximately 40 runners turned out for the event. Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing installation support director, opened the…

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VA launches Physician Ambassador Program

Posted  June 9, 2017

Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 6 that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are qualified, trained and licensed health providers…

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