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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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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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C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan

Posted  October 13, 2016

The imposing C-17 Globemaster III moved through the darkness during a longer trip than is typical at the Rock, the busiest aerial port in the area of responsibility.

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Northrop Grumman successfully flies optical bar camera on RQ-4 Global Hawk

Posted  October 13, 2016

Northrop Grumman successfully flew an Optical Bar Camera broad-area synoptic sensor on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system, marking the first time the legacy U.S. Air Force camera has been flown on a high altitude unmanned aircraft.

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USS Nimitz successfully completes sea trials

Posted  October 12, 2016

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego, Oct. 10, after completing a successful six-day sea trials and officially marking the completion of a 20-month extended planned incremental availability.

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Air Force Grants First Full Security Certification to L-3 for GPS MGUE

Posted  October 12, 2016

The Global Positioning System Directorate within the Space and Missile Systems Center granted the first-ever full security certification for the Department of Defense’s next generation Military GPS User Equipment program to contractor L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation.  “Achieving Security Certification is major step for the MGUE program,” said Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space…

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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Posted  October 12, 2016

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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