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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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Defense

First F-35B power module, engine swap take place on USS America

Posted  November 10, 2016

The F-35B Lightning II completed a new milestone during its third and final Developmental Test Phase (DT-III) by successfully completing the first power module and engine swap at sea in the hangar bay of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

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Veterans

After years of grandson’s research, WWI vet honored for valor in combat

Posted  November 10, 2016

Nearly 100 years after Pfc. John Barnard Goodman was drafted into the Army Signal Corps during World War I, 20 of his descendants met with military leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's I Corps Headquarters Saturday for a ceremony to honor him with a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his exemplary service and extraordinary valor.

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Headlines – November 7, 2016

Posted  November 7, 2016

News New warship’s big guns have no bullets – Barely two weeks after the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest and most futuristic warship, armed with two huge guns that can hit targets 80 miles away, the service is moving to cancel the projectiles for the guns, citing excessive costs that run up to $800,000 per…

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News Briefs – November 7, 2016

Posted  November 7, 2016

Hawaii soldier killed in training exercise The U.S. Army says a soldier has died during training exercises on Oahu. The soldier, who was based at Schofield Barracks, died Nov. 3 in the Kahuku area. The soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. Officials have not released further details about the death. They say…

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Defense

First two enlisted pilots complete solo flights

Posted  November 7, 2016

Two Air Force master sergeants became the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights during Initial Flight Training at the 1st Flying Training Squadron Nov. 3.

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