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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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Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter makes successful first flight

Posted  May 26, 2017

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight in Marietta, Ga., May 25, 2017. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot…

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Vietnam vet prefers focus on those who didn’t return

Posted  May 26, 2017

If he were so inclined, retired Army Capt. Jefferson Keel could tell a lot of war stories, having served in Vietnam's Central Highlands as an Airborne Ranger from 1966 to 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and returned to Vietnam again from 1970 to 1971, collecting several Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals in the process.

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted  May 26, 2017

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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A whole new Jupiter: First science results from NASA’s Juno mission

Posted  May 26, 2017

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in…

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Headlines – May 24, 2017

Posted  May 24, 2017

News As Trump weighs more troops in Afghanistan, some in Congress seek to freeze his funding – As the Trump administration contemplates sending additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a bipartisan group in Congress has demanded a floor debate on the war’s endgame and whether it remains in America’s interest to remain engaged there militarily.  …

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