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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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VA now providing online daily burial schedules for national cemeteries

Posted  March 29, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new online Daily Burial Schedule for all VA national cemeteries, which will allow families and loved ones to retrieve time and location information for those being interred, via its National Cemetery Administration [https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/about/index.asp] website. “We pride ourselves on continuously improving customer satisfaction and meeting the wishes of…

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Edwards base guide available on line

Posted  March 29, 2017

Are you relocating to Edwards Air Force Base, or just want to learn more about our fabulous base? Then be sure to check out the brand new 2017 Edwards Base Guide, available online at http://tinyurl.com/lq4gvsh.

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Headlines – March 27, 2017

Posted  March 27, 2017

News Another escalation in Iraq: The U.S. Army sends new reinforcements to Mosul – An unspecified number of combat soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division have been ordered to northern Iraq, the Pentagon’s latest escalation in what’s been a slow-moving campaign to flush Islamic State fighters from their stronghold in the city of…

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News Briefs – March 27, 2017

Posted  March 27, 2017

Iran imposes sanctions on 15 U.S. firms Iran said March 26 it has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel, terrorism and repression in the region. A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency said the companies are barred from any agreements with Iranian firms and that…

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SBIR project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

Posted  March 27, 2017

Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at Hill AFB, Utah.

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