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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Veterans

Goodbye Mica, thank you

Posted  November 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz Tyndall Airmen provide a final salute to retired U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog, Mica T204, at the end of her final patrol Nov. 14, 2016, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Mica provided over 4,500 hours of counter-explosive operations and installation protection for more than 45…

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Defense

Carter: Ties to tech, innovation communities critical to DOD

Posted  November 16, 2016

The ties between the Defense Department and commercial technology and innovation keep the U.S. military agile as it meets today’s challenges and remains ready for the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Nov. 14.

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Local

Don’t get sick, get stuck

Posted  November 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, receives his flu shot from Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu according to the Air Force Medical…

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Veterans

Pearl Harbor survivor: USS Arizona came ‘completely out of the water’

Posted  November 16, 2016

DOD graphic by Regina Ali “I remember everything, all of it. … Just like it happened yesterday.” That’s what a witty and alert Melvin Heckman, a 92-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran, told me when I asked him about his memories from the “date that will live in infamy.” And remember he did, from the amount of…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted  November 16, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.

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