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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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NAWCWD celebrates 70 years at Point Mugu

Posted  October 31, 2016

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and nearly 200 community members and alumni marked 70 years of history at Point Mugu, Calif., during a ceremony in Hangar 324 on Oct. 27.

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, crewmates safely return from space station

Posted  October 31, 2016

NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Oct. 29 after a successful mission aboard the International Space Station.

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AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves

Posted  October 31, 2016

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Sheena Winder A Tech Warrior participant uses Tactical Fast Rope Gloves, developed through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, to descend a rope during the 2016 Tech Warrior exercises, landing safely and experiencing no discomfort from friction-related heat. Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing…

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David Trulio appointed as VP in Lockheed Martin International

Posted  October 31, 2016

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 David Trulio has been appointed Vice President for International Government Affairs, Operations, and Regional Executive for Latin America within the Lockheed Martin International organization. His appointment is effective Oct. 31, 2016. In this role, Trulio will play an integral part in shaping the strategy to develop Lockheed Martin’s presence in…

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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted  October 31, 2016

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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