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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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Headlines – March 20, 2017

Posted  March 20, 2017

News U.S. troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan – Three U.S soldiers were wounded March 19 in an apparent insider attack at an Afghan military base in Helmand province.   China to disband over a quarter of its army corps, sources say – China will disband five of the PLA’s 18 army corps,…

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News Briefs – March 20, 2017

Posted  March 20, 2017

Afghan soldier killed after shooting, wounding 3 U.S. troops An Afghan soldier opened fire March 19 inside a base in the southern Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers before being shot dead. Navy Cpt. Bill Salvin, a U.S. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier “to end the attack,” but Col. Mohammad Rasoul…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  March 20, 2017

The Mojave Desert in the summer time is a spectacular place to view the occasional thunderstorms producing the spectacle of Mother Nature with her thunder and lightning symphony and awesome special effects.

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Air Force may join Army in refining multi-domain concept

Posted  March 20, 2017

The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle, senior leaders say, just a few weeks after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.

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Air Force identifies crew members killed in aircraft crash

Posted  March 20, 2017

The Air Force on March 16 released the identities of three service members killed the night of March 14 in the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in eastern New Mexico. Cannon Air Force Base officials say the 33-year-old pilot, Capt. Andrew Becker from Novi, Mich., 29-year-old Capt. Kenneth Dalga…

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