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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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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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Paraclete High School athletes get ACE inspiration

Posted  April 7, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Students participating in ACE (Athletes for Excellence) get autographs and pictures taken with the legendary Joe Kittinger. Kittinger was the first man to free fall from outer space in 1960. He was a POW during the Vietnam war and his passion for balloons has furthered space exploration. Paraclete High School…

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VA REACH VET initiative helps save veterans lives

Posted  April 7, 2017

Program signals when more help is needed for at-risk vets Suicide prevention is one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced…

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Boeing forms new innovation cell; Invests in tech companies Upskill, Zunum Aero

Posted  April 7, 2017

Boeing recently announced  investments in two early-stage technology companies through the ventures arm of a new group called Boeing HorizonX, an innovation cell focused on accelerating potentially transformative aerospace technologies, manufacturing innovations and emerging business models. Boeing HorizonX has made a venture investment in Washington, D.C.,-based Upskill, a provider of enterprise software for augmented reality…

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Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Posted  April 7, 2017

CLINTON, Md.–A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed April 5 in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-story brick homes in the…

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LA County Air Show entertains thousands

Posted  April 7, 2017

“Red, White and Boom!” delivered as promised as thousands enjoyed the 4th annual Los Angeles County Air Show at the Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., March 25-26.

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