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Northrop Grumman photograph Space

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

af-C17 Defense

Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

nasa-industry Space & Technology

NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Little Rock

Posted  September 27, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The future littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) is underway during a high-speed run in Lake Michigan during acceptance trials. The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Sept. 25. Little Rock is…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce

Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield

Posted  September 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce An Afghan Air Force UH-60 is towed as two AAF A-29s taxi for take-off Sept. 18, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The UH-60 was the first to arrive in Afghanistan as part of modernization efforts to transition the AAF to a more sustainable and modern helicopter fleet….

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Wanted: Novel approaches for detecting, stopping small unmanned air systems

Posted  September 27, 2017

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver for their operation) attacking a high-value convoy on the move, and recently awarded Phase 1 agreements to start research.

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Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Posted  September 27, 2017

American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant income taxes, a practice they’ve warned the Trump administration is hampering the fight against Islamic State extremists. To force payment of the taxes, which the companies say are haphazardly calculated and can total millions of dollars, Iraqi…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chase Cannon

Holloman fighter squadron receives final six-ship

Posted  September 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chase Cannon Two F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi under an arch of water as they arrive at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to join the 8th Fighter Squadron Sept. 21, 2017. These F-16s were part of the final six-ship formation from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, as they prepare for…

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