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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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Lockheed Martin CEO discusses growth plans, international expansion

Posted  March 22, 2017

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn A. Hewson shared an update on the corporation’s key programs and highlighted opportunities for continued business growth in the U.S. and abroad during the company’s annual Media Day event. Hewson also discussed the current business environment and the corporation’s role in strengthening national and economic security. “Elected leaders…

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Defense

7th SOS practices landings on USS Carter Hall

Posted  March 22, 2017

Navy photograph by JO1 Darren M. Moore A CV-22 Osprey assigned to Special Operations Command Europe approaches the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) during deck landing qualifications. The ship is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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Trump signs NASA funding bill, ponders sending Congress to space

Posted  March 22, 2017

President Donald Trump signed legislation March 21 adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission. Could sending Congress into space be next? Flanked at an Oval Office bill-signing ceremony by astronauts and lawmakers, Trump observed that being an astronaut is a “pretty tough job.” He said he wasn’t sure he’d want it and, among lawmakers…

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

Posted  March 22, 2017

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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Veterans

Bataan Death March survivor honors brothers-in-arms

Posted  March 22, 2017

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, walks in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, accompanied by green-to-gold New Mexico State University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet Ryan Bradley (left) and Spc. Michael Cole of…

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